In Memory of Norman Brown, on Father’s Day

When a father can't be there, it's tempting to say, "He is gone," but is he, really? I could say that my father, Norman Lester Brown, passed away. But his words, his ways, his stories come to mind so often that a more truthful thing to say is, "He is always with me." And I … Continue reading In Memory of Norman Brown, on Father’s Day

X-Men Don’t Thank Just Dad for the Mutations

Where do those mutants come from anyway? I've recently seen X-Men First Class, and what a trip of a movie. When wondering about who to credit for super-genes and super-powers, we would normally turn to good old Dad. It was long thought that mutations were more likely to be inherited from men. Maybe we would … Continue reading X-Men Don’t Thank Just Dad for the Mutations