- "Deep Intellect: Inside the mind of the octopus" (Written from a different world view and perspective... but still some amazing observations and conclusions that, to me, all point to only One - the Almighty Creator! The article contains so many interesting facts... like the one below.)
"But new evidence suggests a breathtaking possibility. Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and University of Washington researchers found that the skin of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis, a color-changing cousin of octopuses, contains gene sequences usually expressed only in the light-sensing retina of the eye. In other words, cephalopods—octopuses, cuttlefish, and squid—may be able to see with their skin..."
- "The hard work of liking our kids, not just loving them" (What have you done to just like your kids recently? And, do you ever wonder why liking can be more challenging than loving?)
"There are frayed edges of motherhood that aren’t often talked about. Those places where we’re holding onto our temper with one hand and the belief that things have got to get better eventually with the other.... I am tattered and frayed and frightened of how I am starting to feel about him. Worried that I can’t find the necessary reserves of love to remember to like him. I simply want to mute him."
- "What a good father wants for his children," (I cried... and cried... and cried... as I read this. It touched me deeply, profoundly.)
"I glance at his face as he watches his first-born finish her course, ride to the middle of the ring, and bow to the judges as the rules require. He knows what’s going on in her mind. Knows her humiliation and disappointment. And he says it softly.
This is good.'
I raise an eyebrow. 'What’s good?'
He nods toward her. 'This. All of it. The discipline. The competition. But especially this.
'Learning to fail?'
'Yes,' he says. Learning how to keep going. How to cope. How to live..."