Sunday, April 26, 2009

Exit The King

For our anniversary we left the kids with their Babcia and Dziadek and went to see Exit The King at the Barrymore Theatre.

The review by David Spencer is the best I've found, but I can't find anywhere that elaborates on the various archetypes and metaphors to the degree in which I was looking.

If you've seen the show, tell me what you thought.

Ultimately Aviva and I had a great time.

Update (4/28/09):

After the show I was looking around the web to see if anyone had written about the metaphors and archetypes used, but all I was able to find were general references to the fact that they existed in the show and nothing about the specifics.

More Atheists Shout It From the Rooftops

Via NYTimes.com: More than ever, America’s atheists are linking up and speaking out

They liken their strategy to that of the gay-rights movement, which lifted off when closeted members of a scorned minority decided to go public.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Circumcision reduces risk of herpes and HPV infection - CNN.com

Via CNN.com:

Men who are circumcised are less likely to get sexually transmitted infections such as genital herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV)...
Interesting information about a much debated topic.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What Are Friends For? A Longer Life

In What Are Friends For? A Longer Life Tara Parker-Pope says:

In the quest for better health, many people turn to doctors, self-help books or herbal supplements. But they overlook a powerful weapon that could help them fight illness and depression, speed recovery, slow aging and prolong life: their friends.
Check out the entire piece in The New York Times.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Why Isn't the Brain Green?

Via NYTimes.com: Decision scientists are trying to figure out why it's so hard for us to get into a green mind-set. Their answers may be more crucial than any technological advance in combating environmental challenges.

A branch of behavioral research situated at the intersection of psychology and economics, decision science focuses on the mental proces­ses that shape our choices, behaviors and attitudes.

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