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Is Reality Really Real?

In the movie The Matrix, our hero “Neo” (a.k.a, “The One”), finds out that the world he knows is actually a sophisticated computer simulation. The purpose of the simulation is to keep humans docile and supplying a constant stream ...



Inside a quirky little stone building on South Broad Street, with a door framed by Steve Terlizzese’s mosaic art, a young web developer is hatching a project to teach kids in Chattanooga how to use professional grade ... more

Oct 19, 2016 1:52 PM Tech Talk

Perhaps you, like me, come across a multitude of lists explaining how to be happier, or more mindful, or better at this or that. Some of them can be helpful and offer little gems for a life well-lived. Over the years I’ve created my own ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Shrink Rap 1 Comments

I have always imagined the human mind as something that started out as a color palette, a series of dimples in a circular pattern with different colors and hues filled in by each parent based on hundreds of generations of modifications for good ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM On The Beat

In the October 2010 “Shades of Green” column, I wrote about how trees produce fall colors. I advised leaf peepers to emerge from air conditioning and enjoy autumn. Once again it’s time to appreciate the wondrous way in which deciduous trees ... more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Shades of Green

Pouring a bit of high-fructose pumpkin spice flavor into your morning coffee as you rush out to face yet another day on the grind is no way to celebrate the beginning of Fall. Sure, it’s convenient, but to take in the season, to really grab ... more

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Day Trippin'

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