Indiana Jones is not impressed…


... Shattering the dreams of archaeologist everywhere,Two historians claim the search for the Holy Grail is over.The famous cup used by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper was identified in a book written by Margarita Torres Jose Manuel Ortega del Rio, titled “Kings of the Grail” and published last week, as the jewel-encrusted goblet on display at the San Isidro Basilica in the northwestern Spanish city of Leon. [H/T Deacon's Bench]If ya ask me, the whole thing sounds like a book se … [Read more...]

Parenting and Piano Lessons…


... Why do parent's do anything for their kids? Because they want what's best. We want our kids to be smarter, more athletic, more involved and well rounded than we were growing up. Let's face it. I was an unsophisticated child.What?! I know it's hard to believe. Me unsophisticated. But yes, chasing the mosquito truck was the highlight of summer vacation and bribing that one kid, who was allergic to penicillin, to eat moldy bread was considered a science project. Such is the life of an … [Read more...]

Diversity training doesn’t work, stereotypes and those organic food snobs…

... Today's "well duuuuuh" moment brought to you by Psychology Today.When people are divided into categories to illustrate the idea of diversity, it reinforces the idea of the categories. Categories are dehumanizing. They simplify the complexity of a human being. So focusing people on the categories increases their prejudice. Don't reinforce labels, which only serve to stereotype.Millions of dollars a year were spent on the training resulting in, well, nothing. I could have told … [Read more...]