The Cactus Who Wanted to Be a Christmas Tree

Katie loves Christmastime. Getting presents is nice, and playing in the snow with her friends is fun, but what she likes best are all the pretty decorations...

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The Boy Who Could Wiggle His Ears

Learning how to wiggle your ears is really hard. But you can do it if you keep trying. And if you learn to keep trying, no problem is too big. So if you can wiggle your ears, you can do anything!

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Some Poems About Life

(30 Actually) Gems of Wit & Wisdom

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Should The Government Become More Entrepreneurial?

We’ve heard a lot about the Federal Government’s failed entrepreneurial attempts, like solar energy in the previous administration ( https://www.dailysignal.com/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures//disclaimer: I know nothing about this website).  But did you also know that the government had backed Tesla? The government is a logical source for investment funding into early-stage research — the military, basic science, and

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A Flaw in the Justice System

I’ve always felt what makes us civilized is respect for the law.  And when the law doesn’t work well, it undermines our civilization.  That’s why I support the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law (https://law.uc.edu/real-world-learning/centers/ohio-innocence-project-at-cincinnati-law.html), which has the simple goal of freeing innocent people who have been convicted of a

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How To Be Immortal

It’s a natural instinct to live as long as possible.  But to become immortal? Technology may be giving us a way.  Suppose your great grandson wanted your advice ten years after your death.  He wouldn’t be able to talk to you directly, of course, but what if you had a digital avatar programmed with all

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Gulliver’s Travels

Continuing with my investigation of classic stories I’ve heard about all of my life and have become curious about the originals, I’ve recently finished reading Gulliver’s Travels.  Every pop-culture version of this work I have ever seen describes Gulliver among the Lulliputians.  But this adventure is only one part of four.  Gulliver also travels to

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