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Thanksgiving Reflections 2017. Part 4.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Reflections 2017. Part 3.

Colleagues. At Thanksgiving, you and I can and should be grateful for our colleagues, writ large – everyone with whom we work. What follows is mostly personal, but the larger takeaway message, up-front, is simply this. Thanksgiving and its brief … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Reflections 2017. Part 2.

Another story excerpted from the book, Living on the Real World (this from Chapter 3) to start us off… “At the start of 1986 I was running a 200-person, 20-million-dollar-a-year National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. Our … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving reflections 2017. Part 1.

“Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times. The Thanksgiving holiday’s history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. It also has aspects … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Tech Transfer… and Tisquantum

Harvest festivals can be found among all peoples of the world and every religion, but what we call Thanksgiving has its origins in the English Protestant Reformation. Here’s an extended Wikipedia excerpt: “In the English tradition, days of thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day reflections

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24 Do you live in America? Then, for you and for me, today is Thanksgiving, a special day. In recent weeks, … Continue reading

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Reasons to be thankful on Thanksgiving

“The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility…The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle.”   – Albert Einstein US readers of this blog celebrate tomorrow as a special day for feasting and giving thanks. The practice goes way … Continue reading

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(continuing our Thanksgiving focus) Food for Thought

Maybe you’ve heard of William Thomson (1824-1907). One of the most renowned physicists of his time, Thomson is also known to us today as Lord Kelvin. [He was the first UK physicist to be elevated to the House of Lords.] … 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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Looking for Joy – in all the wrong places?

  And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But … Continue reading

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