The Universe & The Brain

Shutting Down Your Eyes

I came across a great article called, Awakening Sight, in the digital magazine Parabola recently. It tells a story of a photographer who lost one of his eyes and how he relearned to see.

What’s interesting about his and many other stories about how we perceive the world is the realization that our eyes are just one sensory input that […]

Teachable Moments: Ideas for Parents

Do you remember the exact moment that you learned your work ethic? How about the day that you mastered financial literacy? Was it August 6, 1984? Probably not. There likely isn’t a specific time that most of us can point to where we learned about these important life lessons.

We may be able to recall when we started to learn […]

ATTENTION: Service Member

Look at this notice. I wonder how many other veterans like me saw this and instantly had a mini-heart attack.

Right now I am on what they call Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR). Basically, if Big Army wants to call me back in, then they can. A diver buddy of mine that I served with was called back, so I know […]

Talking to Kids About Money: FamDoo & Financial Literacy

Paul Riedner, FamDoo Content & UX, April 23, 2014

As FamDoo’s Director of Content, I work to provide content within the Do, Learn & Be modules of FamDoo that not only focus on completing chores, but also include a wide range of activities and exercises that embrace the developmental needs of children. One of these areas includes providing our kids with […]

Warsaw Wedding


Last night, I was walking through Uptown in Minneapolis. As I was about to turn a corner, two people emerged. I took a quick survey of the pair and I instantly felt like something was wrong. It happened in a second.

The couple looked like they were close, because they appeared to be holding each other as they walked. But […]



The booths could weave you a tale for days. In all of time in China, you could not find bigger smiles and taller tales than here. When Felt: 2 was released, I had it shipped to Quzhou, China. And actually, that same time frame, I donated to KFAI radio, while listening to the show that Ryhmesayers spins on Saturdays, all […]