YourWords STL

Forty-two

Guest Blog Post by (Former) Tutor Coordinator, Jennifer Rengachary
 
“All right,” said the computer, and settled into silence again. The two men fidgeted. The tension was unbearable.
“You’re really not going to like it,” observed Deep Thought.
“Tell us!”
“All right,” said Deep Thought. “The Answer to the Great

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“The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two,’ said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”

Guest Blog Post by (Former) Tutor Coordinator, Jennifer Rengachary
 
Spoiler alert if you haven’t finished the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy: Deep Thought, a supercomputer created to calculate the answer to the Ultimate Question of life, the Universe, and everything, falls short of producing a meaningful response.
As

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Down to a Science

Feature Blog Post by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon

George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. “Diagram of Mount Polomar telescope.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections.
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-938d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
 
Goggles that allow one to see sound, affordable time machines, a spherical hologram projector, and a “conflict-resolution machine.” The

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A humbling extraordinary year

Guest Blog by Program Director, Steve Handoyo

Looking over a scene of mirth, creativity, and festivity, memories of a wondrous and humbling year spun a carousel in my mind.
A couple weeks ago, YourWords STL had our first official event, Wine and Words, at the delicious Robust Wine Bar. 

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Homing In

Feature Blog Post by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon
 
“…being able to articulate a complex feeling, and having our feelings recognized, lights up our limbic brain and creates an aha moment,” from The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D..
After a

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Please Have Snow

Feature Blog by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon

The boys enjoyed a holiday party for their last session of 2015, with homemade baked goods, board games, and presents.  One might wonder, would these 17 and 18-year-old boys actually want to participate in a wholesome board game, which Jenn Rengachary

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The Theories of Darwin and Rap Artist, k-os

Feature Blog Post by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon
http://divezone.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/galapagos-islands-turtles.jpg
I used to be an Egyptian beetle
but now I am an Egyptian angel.
I used to be a human
but now I am an evolved human.
I used to be a cello
But now I am a

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Red Roses Too

Feature Blog Post by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon
 
The villain, a shiny-headed Mr. Windex, schemes against the Yoda-esque warlock, armed with Bluetooth enabled light sabers.  Set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a warrior-hero tries to save what is left of the population.  And John Bond, son of James

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And what sort of world do you want to live in?

Feature Blog Post by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon
 
Quiz time. Name the superhero associated with each quote below.
Part I: No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
Did you know that the CDC has published a graphic novella about a zombie apocalypse?

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Suzi Wan and the Language Instinct

Feature Blog by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon
 
Last week at Marygrove, our classroom included two students who were black, two who were white, and one who was half white and half black.  Two of the tutors were white. I am Asian. The staff person from Marygrove, who assists

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