Simplifying Science

Don't Pick, Doctor's Orders

There are moments when we all understand our own parents just a little bit better - when what seemed to be parenting antics turn out, with hindsight, to be part of a bigger plan. I wrote this blog for, describing one of those moments when first I realized that I was becoming my mother and then I understood her a little bit more.

Why You Shouldn't Pick Your Kids' Friends

When I was in the 8th grade, I invited a new friend over to the house. I didn't know her very well at all—that was kind of the point of inviting her over—but she was in my math class and seemed to strike the right...Read More