LIFE: Flashing, Pulsating, Captivating Life

Alexander Tsiaras

You may not know his name, but I’ll bet his scientific visualizations—explosions of color and vivid images of the human body—have captivated you, flashing from the covers of magazines such as TIME and LIFE. *     *     *     * Alexander Tsiaras, founder of Anatomical Travelogue and, is an associate professor of medicine and chief of scientific visualization at Yale University School of Medicine.  He is an internationally renowned journalist, author of six books, and speaker.  An … [Read more...]

Tiniest Miracle Goes Home for the Holidays

Four-month-old Melinda Star Guido is going home!When she was born in late August, baby Melinda weighed only 9½ ounces and was, according to the Associated Press, the third-smallest baby in the world.  Most infants her size don’t survive; in fact, doctors didn’t really expect her to live.  But Melinda received excellent care in the NICU at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she received nutrition through a feeding tube and was hooked up to a breathing machine. Melinda’s mother, 2 … [Read more...]

The Flash Fiction of Ernest Hemingway

A guest post by Deacon Jerry SchifferBecomes Novelist. Supports life. Kills self.The words above (very loosely) represent a literary genre that has come to be known as “flash fiction”–the presentation of a story line that relies on few words to elicit the intellectual involvement and response of a reader.  Some peg the number of words allowed at 1,000; others at 500.  The most efficient example uses as few as six words to accomplish the author’s story-telling goals.The example of “flash … [Read more...]