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The Bang Stick

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Alasie is a good daughter and productive member of her tribe with perhaps just a little too much innocence and naiveté. Will this cause her village harm?

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Google’s Science of Happiness

In Cancer, Science by Ron Sparks

Does Google know the secret to happiness?  Is it as simple as “wishing” it were so?  Maybe, according to Chade-Meng Tan, a Google engineer who is determined to ease the stress and unhappiness …

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Monkey Maser

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Louie needed to reposition the maser; it was off by two centimeters and that was bad. Louie understood bad. Bad meant not good. Bad meant that the humans weren’t happy. …

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Understanding A Dog’s Emotions

In Science by Ron Sparks

For almost two decades, my buddy Chaz has been angry / annoyed / perturbed at me because he intentionally misunderstood a statement I made.  What I said, twenty years ago, …

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Vision Quest

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I put out the call on Facebook for a short story idea.  Friend Frankie Commans came up with the framework for the story.  His criteria: 1. Setting: A run down …