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Sep
29

This Week on Trans·formed (9/29)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week What’s With All the Bones? What exactly is a skeleton going to do to you? They don’t have any muscles, so I’m guessing they can’t run very fast. (Actually, without muscles they shouldn’t be able to move at all, making them even less scary.)…So why are skeletons supposed to…
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Sep
26

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Hospice

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Observations made by a seasoned Hospice Nurse, David Calhoun. 1. Physical death always wins. . 2. Life is always too short. . 3. All families are dysfunctional—it’s simply a continuum. . 4. He who has the most toys does not win. . 5. Tears celebrate life and love. . 6. Those who have given the…
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Sep
25

Duty vs. Desire

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Our family visited the Portland Art Museum a few weeks ago to see an exhibit of California Impressionism.  The exhibit was outstanding.  My wife and I were super-impressed with the talent of the artists and the beauty of each piece.  My kids?  Not so much; they were a bit bored. As we were heading for…
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Sep
24

What’s with All the Bones?

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We have several houses in our neighborhood that really get into the Halloween spirit. Every year they’re decked with all kinds of scary things—witches, ghosts, goblins, giant spiders, black cats, and pumpkins carved to illustrate what a psychotic dentist could do to you if he wanted. And, without fail, each yard has its own supply…
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Sep
22

This Week on Trans·formed (9/22)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week Shopping and False Intimacy. In his recent book The Power of Habit, author Charles DuHigg shares a similar story about the cheap-chic department store Target.  The retailer has so much data on each customer, that they can accurately predict which customers are pregnant.  Yes, you read that right: they…
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