Quantum Charlie

There is a chapter in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which Cary and I listen to all the time) that perfectly illustrates the key requirements of miracle creation. It’s when Charlie finds the Golden Ticket. First requirement: Giving up. By the time Charlie’s miracle occurs, he has thoroughly given up. His birthday bar of chocolate wasn’t a winner and neither was the bar … Continue reading Quantum Charlie

Hot Wheels & Your Health

Cary has been playing with Hot Wheels at his friend’s house. He picks out a metal car and shoots it out a battery operated launcher. He’s always hoping for air, adjusting and re-adjusting the length and angle of the red plastic tracks connected to the launcher. While he plays, I ponder the connection between this Mattel toy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Why not? Both made … Continue reading Hot Wheels & Your Health

Unbroken Nose

My eighteen-month-old son, Cary, tends to be exuberant in his enthusiasms. When he says, ‘No,’ his whole body and head shake. He doesn’t just chatter; he often shriek-talks. He says “I love you” by head-butting you, hard. During the last fourth of July weekend, at a party at my in-laws, I was sitting at Cary-level when he correctly¬†responded¬†to his aunt’s request for a high five. … Continue reading Unbroken Nose