Saturday, August 8, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lost Art Of Conversation

One of my daughter's friends graced me with her company the other day during her lunch break. What I like about this girl is her absolute forthrightness, making for easy conversation since with her what you see is what you get and my mind didn't have to continually monitor each word and intonation to prevent any misunderstanding. As is, I am working with only half a brain and the memory of a gnat and would have hated to do or say anything to make her think her friend's mom is weird.

After a few bites of frozen pizza freshly out of the toaster oven, and the brief breaking the ice back-and-forth, she confided that she is having a great deal of difficulty making friends. She works and goes to school, she is personable, attractive and well-spoken, and yet despite the many people she meets in the course of her days, she hasn't made any new friends since she graduated high school 2 years ago. She wasn't complaining that she didn't have a love interest, because she does; she was telling me that there are no friendly women around. Astonished that she said this, I shared with her that my daughter was having the very same problem, and my daughter was finding that she can relate more readily with the foreign exchange students at her school than any American female. These girls are not social pariahs, so what gives?

My daughter's friend said she feels people have lost the fine art of verbal communication--and that American women in general are way too catty to other women because they seem to think only in terms of competition for men.

Well, I guess this would put the caboche on any effort to develop natural telepathy. What would be the point--to have people relay blips and bleeps to each other?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Twitter By Telepathy reports Man Twitters Using Brainwaves in today’s article “Brain-Twitter project offers hope to paralyzed patients”. Adam Wilson, working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, tweeted “Spelling With My Brain” on April 15, 2009.

Visitors to this blog might like to know they are in good company and that it may not be “all in their heads” as they might have been led to believe. In deference to this recent breakthrough I have compiled a thoughtful (by no means comprehensive) list of who else might be in on it.

Alta Bates Medical Center, Alabama A & M University, Berea College, Carillon Health Systems, City College of San Francisco, Daughters of Charity Health Systems, Florida Department of Health, Hughes, Humboldt State University, Kingston University, Laurentian University, Lehigh University, Loyola Marymount University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Merrimack Education Center, New York Institute of Technology, North Carolina Research & Education, Ohio State University, Pittsburgh State University, St. Bona Venture University, Science Applications International, University of Central Arkansas, Warwickshire College, Sisters of Mercy Health Systems, St. Louis University, Stanford University, State University of New York at Buffalo, and some curious users of the Alabama Supercomputer Network.