Essay from Donal Mahoney

Butterfly and Milkweed in Maplewood, Missouri   A small city on the outskirts of St. Louis has ordered Alice Hezel to pull the swamp milkweed out of her yard because the city says it’s a weed and weeds aren’t allowed in Maplewood, Missouri. Maplewood is a city in recovery thanks to an influx of nice […]

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Kahlil Crawford reviews Lisa Stalvey’s memoir Food, Sex, Wine and Cigars

  A renowned chef, Lisa Stalvey spent the past eighteen years of her life penning her independently published cookbook-to-memoir, Food, Sex, Wine & Cigars. A raw, experiential self-reflection; FSWC, to me, is more than a mere book – it is a Movement. Lisa embodies the literary risk-taking often absent today – a reality she, certainly, can relate to […]

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Neuroscience Haiku

    An exploration of how the brain works. Neuroscience haiku by Leena Prasad Blood-brain barrier Microwaves, radiation Open sesame. Open sesame, in this haiku, refers to the dangerous break between the blood-brain barrier. This potentially fatal outcome can occur from exposure to microwave and radiation. This, and other, haiku in Eric Chulder’s, The Little […]

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WhoseBrainIsIt: Ready to be tested?

How does the brain work? Using real and fictional characters to setup a story framework, I write about the science of the human (and sometimes animal) mind. I am a journalist rather than a neuroscientist so my approach is exploratory. Click here to take a 10-question quiz which covers some of the topics I have […]

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Whose Brain Is It?

      Presented within the flow of the lives of real people and fictional characters, this is a monthly exploration of how parts of the brain work. Unpredictable by Leena Prasad Clyde is sitting in front of a large white canvas. He starts to throw random colors onto the canvas and within a few […]

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Whose Brain Is It?

        Presented within the flow of the lives of real people and fictional characters, this is a monthly exploration of how parts of the brain work. The BRAIN by Leena Prasad   “Why a map, Mom?” “Well, how do people normally use a map?” “To get oriented to a place and to […]

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