Category Archives: behavior

Internet down

Since Sunday, our internet has been down. It’s not the first time that we have had trouble with Comcast and have finally decided to change providers. Our new provider, AT&T Uverse, will not be activated until Friday. Indeed we all know about … Continue reading

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Aesthetically practical, liberally inclusive, utterly magical

Though it has been long suspected, it has finally been scientifically proven that birds fly in a V-formation to take advantage of the updraft of the birds in front. Steve Portugal, a researcher at the Royal Veterinary College in London, … Continue reading

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In suspension

Suspension! OK. It’s my fault, but really? About 2 months ago, on one of my frequent trips to Ohio, I got a speeding ticket in Mishawaka, Indiana. The officer gave me a paper and said to call the court within … Continue reading

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Japanese toilets

One of the amazing discoveries in our travels to Japan were Japanese toilets. Though there were squat toilets (which took a great deal of physical coordination to use), the majority we found were known as western style- 洋式 – and featured … Continue reading

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No respite from mindfulness

So I’m not really sure what happened. I had just pulled into a parking space on the street when a car pulled up alongside me. Inside the dark, large, relatively new car was an elegantly coiffed and well-dressed older woman, … Continue reading

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So much for Walden Two and cultural engineering…

Today is B.F. Skinner’s (1904-1990) birthday. He was a radical behaviorialist, a psychologist, novelist, and philosopher, famous for his ideas on behavior modification using continuous and/or variable reinforcement. When I was in college, my psychology professor, a committed Skinnerian, explained … Continue reading

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