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Reflections on Martin Luther King Day.

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” … Continue reading

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The 2016 AMS Annual Meeting, 3-fold problems, and Martin Luther King

If a man is thirty-seven years old, as I am, and compromises what he believes in or knows to be true just because he wants to live a little longer or a little more comfortably, then he may live until … Continue reading

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(Some of) Dr. Martin Luther King’s thoughts about science.

Although Dr. Martin Luther King Day will be officially celebrated this coming Monday…fittingly, by Barack Obama’s inauguration as President for a second term…  today, January 16, is his actual birthday. Many readers of this blog might be interested to hear … Continue reading

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NOAA and its people look to the future on Martin Luther King Day

“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Friday the President’s remarks on streamlining government focused on the economic agencies. But they also signaled his … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is thirty-seven years old, as I am, and compromises what he believes in or knows to be true just because he wants to live a little longer or a little more comfortably, then he may live until … Continue reading

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Meteorology: Where do we go from here?

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve … Continue reading

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Celebrating – not defending – science and scientists.

Air pollution? An unintended consequence of population growth and economic success, contamination of U.S. air (as well as water and soils) was becoming daily more evident throughout the 1960’s. The establishment of NOAA and EPA in 1970 by President Nixon … Continue reading

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William A. Anderson, 1937-2013.

On December 29, Bill Anderson died, suddenly and unexpectedly, while mountain biking in Hawaii. He was first and foremost a husband, father, and brother, and his family bears the brunt of his loss. But Bill was also a social scientist … Continue reading

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In praise of Pollyanna

“Give thanks in all circumstances” – 1 Thessalonians 5:13. In response to Monday’s post on Rebuilding the Nation…and the National Weather Service, Jim Henderson commented as gently and gracefully as he could: “…I wonder if there is too much Pollyanna … Continue reading

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Habit 5. Seek first to understand…then to be understood.

Here’s some of what Stephen Covey has to say: “Communication is the most important skill in life. You spend years learning how to read and write, and years learning how to speak. But what about listening? What training have you … Continue reading

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