Uncanny Similarities of Primate and Human Baby Love

I could watch this all day. This incredible video from the Cincinnati Zoo captures an intimate moment of bonding between a grandmother and granddaughter. The two delight in each other, rubbing their faces, lips, fingers and noses together. I am struck by how much I recognize myself here, how I…

Ruminations on Wellness in the Winter of COVID

There’s no vaccine for the kind of Corona in me. My lungs, brain, blood and muscles have not (yet) been occupied by 19. But all the same, I carry it closely wherever I go. I am not asymptomatic (as best as I can tell). I am diligent with my mask-wearing…

The Crown

The Crown, The Queen’s Gambit, and other historical dramas Like many of us, COVID has left me starved for social stimulation. And to ameliorate that urge, I turn to nightly television storytelling in search of (temporary) kinship. Once in the embrace of TV’s blue light, I scan my new friends’…