October 22, 2017

The better angels of our nature

As I write this, the sky from my office window in the G Section of Rohnert Park is a deep orange. 

Five Days Before – On Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, 3:30 a.m.

Five days before, the flames were working their way down the mountain to Rohnert Park, just before we were evacuated.



A momentary awakening: The effect of music on dementia and Alzheimer’s

Experts actually back up this poignant reality; music has the power to “awaken” the human brain from a dementia-induced stupor.

Do we use only ten percent of our brain?

In fact, the human brain is regarded by the scientific world as the most complex organism in the universe. Every moment it is performing millions of mundane acts, in addition to composing concertos, issuing manifestos and developing mind-blowing equations. It is also the wellspring of our feelings, behaviors, experiences, memory and self-awareness. So, it’s no surprise that the brain remains a mystery unto itself.