• Let America Be America Again

    I find that one of the greatest benefits of education is not that you remember every word or date, but that you can recall concepts and incorporate them into your everyday life.  Such is the case for me on this 4th of July.  My education could have emphasized that the Declaration of Independence was signed on the 2nd of July not the 4th, but how would any of us be served by that trivial fact? Today, I am grateful to…Continue Reading

  • Masks

    Don’t conflate donning a mask for self protection against a virus with donning a simple cloth mask to slow the spread of the virus to others.  They are not the same thing. Mask science is not political science nor social media science.  Mask science is science science, and it’s well established Science. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to put this pandemic behind us and begin to reopen our lives and our economy.  However, coronavirus must be addressed first…Continue Reading

  • Road Rash 2020

    Donald Trump won because we wanted someone who was not part of the existing political establishment to get in there and start representing us over political parties. He said he would “drain the swamp” which I, like many others I suspect, took as someone who would work to break up the networks of political corruption that has grown in our nations capital.  I don’t think his chosen party really wanted him, but they saw a win for their party by…Continue Reading

  • Back to Our Roots

    In my daily newsfeed I see all kinds of techie mechanisms and “groundbreaking” technologies; many aimed at removing CO2 from our atmosphere and in some fashion, returning it to the earth. But to what end, to drop a block of carbon on the ground, or stuff the sequestered carbon back deep into the ground by yet one more unnatural and abnormal process? All new technologies have unintended consequences and I don’t think that these so called miracle cures will be…Continue Reading