Permission to Let Go: Lessons from The Concorde Fallacy

About two *cough* decades ago, I conducted my Ph.D research on parental behavior, using a bird species as my model system. In the biological sciences, it's common practice to use research models to ask questions that then might be applicable to other species -- perhaps even applicable to... people *gasp*. Through my background research, I discovered that there are actually … Continue reading Permission to Let Go: Lessons from The Concorde Fallacy

Courage in the Writer; Courage in the Character

Sleeping Beauty was always my favorite of Disney's princess reincarnations. I loved the three fairies, the music from Tchaikovsky, the fact that an owl could wear a hat and waltz. I loved the little bit of scary that was mixed in with the humor of cake making and dress designing (pink...blue...pink...).But when I reflect back on … Continue reading Courage in the Writer; Courage in the Character