Why do we sleep? Should we nap?

I have written in the past about sleep, in particular how interesting and revealing the study of sleep was for me at University (see here). What has always baffled me is that Sleep Researchers still have never scientifically proven why adult human beings need to sleep. We do know that if we don't sleep enough,…

04:05:06 07/08/09 A Perfect Day In 2009

For all of you living outside of the US who write the date 'normally' (i.e. DD/MM/YY), tomorrow morning the time and date will read:  04:05:06 07/08/09 five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM in the morning of the 7th of August 2009   If nothing else, pause and smell the roses.  Give some extra…

A Beautiful Day For Numerologists

Tomorrow will be a beautiful day...especially if you live in the United States (i.e. you write the date MM/DD/YY).  At five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM in the morning (of 8th of July), the time and date will read:   04:05:06 07/08/09 It's a beautiful thing.  This exact reading will not happen again…

Brain Game – How old are you?

Or how old is your brain? Here's a little game that will drive you nuts, especially if you have a competitive streak in you. The site instructions are in Japanese, so before clicking on this link, read below!Touch 'start'Wait for 3, 2, 1.Memorize the number's position on the screen, and then click the circle from…

A Perfect Date This Year…

DID YOU KNOW THAT . . . . .   if you live in the United States (i.e. you write the date MM/DD/YY), at five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July this year, the time and date will be: 04:05:06 07/08/09 It's a beautiful thing.  This will not happen…

Cricket as Life – Howzat for a Philosophy

Cricket as Life - A philosophy to follow Considering the space that sports has taken in my life, I can hardly help thinking that sports are, at the same time, a part of my life as well as a microcosm of life itself. I have written on several occasions in the past on how one…

The Grand Divide Between Education & Teaching

The difference between Educating and Teaching... and the emptiness inside I have decided to translate into English a post I did in French over the weekend due to the interesting discussion that it provoked. An article, entitled (for you francophones) « Il y a un divorce entre enseignement intellectuel et formation morale », by Jacqueline…