Children – Children

10 to 15 years young readers (grade 5 and up)

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  • “Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords”– O-Ren Ishii, from Kill Bill I So what if N hit T last week? She must’ve done something to provoke him. I know T from birth. She has many flaws. She is not as innocent as she wants you to believe (Woh bhi koi doodh ki […]

    Father of the Bride

    “Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords”– O-Ren Ishii, from Kill Bill I So what if N hit…

  • In 2009 the insurance company “Mutual” of Omaha claimed to be the “official sponsor of the aha moment” and applied to trademark the phrase. Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions Inc. challenged this because they claimed that Winfrey regularly uses the phrase “an aha moment” on her television program and it was synonymous with her. The story that […]

    Of Aha Moments and Enlightenment

    In 2009 the insurance company “Mutual” of Omaha claimed to be the “official sponsor of the aha moment” and applied…

  • Daniel Todes’s massive tome on physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849–1936), the man who, our textbooks tell us, trained dogs to salivate to a bell, transformed almost everything I had come to learn about that towering figure over my twenty-year career as a psychologist. For one thing, Pavlov rarely ever used a bell in his experiments. Instead […]

    Rediscovering Ivan Pavlov

    Daniel Todes’s massive tome on physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849–1936), the man who, our textbooks tell us, trained dogs to salivate…