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Posted inComedy

The miracle Jesus can’t do

Reading Time: 3 minutes What do you think of when you hear the word miracle? Perhaps you think of the classic 1947 Christmas comedy written and directed by George Seaton, Miracle on 34th Street? Or if you’re a hockey fan you think about the 1980 Miracle on Ice when the US bested the USSR’s hockey team in the Winter […]

Posted inPsychology

What boxes do you belong in?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Human brains are forever trying to make patterns. We want to create models and run simulations to deflect the unimaginable horrors of chaos. We want to put everything into a manageable series of boxes. However, the social world composed of human minds trying to communicate with each other is total chaos. How many boxes do […]

Posted inCulture

‘Platitude of gratitude’: Let’s stop the empty thank-yous, please

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lately I find myself irritated by a flood of messages that use some form of “thanks” as their closing. Maybe it’s someone updating me on a project,  concluding their out-of-office auto-reply, or stepping away after a routine conversation or meeting. They say “thanks” and I’m left wondering: Thanks for what? A benignly lame “Thanks so […]

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