Writings by Cole Huffman

How Do We React to the Death of Someone Who was "Kind of a Jerk"?

As a panelist at Faith in Memphis, I was invited last week to write on death with dignity, and did: http://faithinmemphis.com/2011/10/08/a-dignified-death-takes-some-preplanning/ .   The night before I turned in my post, Steve Jobs died after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.   And then Al Davis died this weekend past after a long bout with the NFL.   “Reaction” has become the word now to catch everyone’s—from family and close friends to the man-on-the-street—take on... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 12
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First Laugh Then Think

I caught a news story last week about the Ig Nobels. These are sponsored by the Annals of Improbable Research. From the website: "The Ig Nobel Prizes award achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative—and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology." The 2011 Ig Nobel recipients included research into whether driving while desperately needing to urinate affects attention span like... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 3
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