We all know STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Do y’all know that Second Life is a pretty good environment for catching young minds in a STEM web? I stumbled into, at least what I think is, a pretty cool example of how an innocent foray into Second Life can stimulate a whole…

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The image of the health care provider wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has become very common during the current COVID-19 pandemic. I see a striking similarity between the image of the modern care provider and an earlier physician called “the plague doctor.” Please look at the two images below to see the commonalities. The modern…

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It has been said that our strongest sense is smell. Memories of favorite smells provide strong links to our past events and places. One of my happiest smells is fresh coffee. I still remember going into the Caffe Mediterraneum on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley and being hit with the fabulous aroma of espresso coffee billowing…

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