Author Archives: PiperGirl

About PiperGirl

Animal lover, tree hugger, pilot, photographer, outdoorsman, sailor, bookworm, musician, scientist, philosopher, theologian, Renaissance woman.

My journey from Stress to Biotech to Mindfulness – Part I

December is ordinarily one of my favorite times of the year — what with my extended vacation, Christmas, family, decorations, and just all the joys the season brings. But this past one was different — I was stressed…about work, about … Continue reading

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Book Review – Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours

Published essentially in tandem with Star Trek: Discovery’s premiere (Jan. 24, 2017), Desperate Hours (Jan. 26, 2017) pairs characters Michael Burnham and Spock, as well as Captains Philippa Georgiou and Christopher Pike, working alongside one another to solve a crisis brewing on … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman, American Hero?

Self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted in the wrongful death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. In response, Zimmerman’s brother Robert Jr. tweeted, “Today… I’m proud to be an American.” I am proud to be an American every day. The … Continue reading

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No, You May Not Touch My Hair

The first time it happened, I was in the lobby of a casino at a Lake Tahoe Resort passing the time before departing after a week of skiing.  Out the blue a woman proclaimed,“Your hair is so beautiful!  May I … Continue reading

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Genealogy for the Common Man

Back when I was in the fourth grade, my teacher tasked the class with drafting our family trees.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was probably one of the most valuable lessons I was ever given, and the … Continue reading

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Risky moves pay off for H…

Risky moves pay off for Harbaughs The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens trailed at halftime of their respective conference cha… bingnews://application/view?entitytype=article&pageId=0&contentId=267740483&market=en-us With great risk comes great reward. Congrats to the brothers Harbaugh for making that which is old, new … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin: It’s Not About Race or Fashion, but Action and Consequence

Seventeen year old Trayvon Martin was gunned down in the street on his way from a convenience store several weeks ago.  Pundits and other talking heads have taken the opportunity of the young man’s death to publicly decry the Florida … Continue reading

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