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Living in the (Rabbit)-Hole-ocene

Go down the rabbit hole:  To enter into a process or journey that is particularly strange, difficult, problematic, complex, or chaotic, especially one that becomes increasingly so as it develops or unfolds. Geologists tell us that we’re living in the … Continue reading

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Value and Worth.

The real world’s value doesn’t decrease based on our inability to see its worth. (paraphrase of an inspirational quote) Most of us, as individuals and in community, are a bit preoccupied, and rightfully so, with our worth. Do we matter? Are … Continue reading

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Stay in the fight.

(a bit bleary-eyed this morning – getting up at 4:50 a.m. after staying up until 12:15 a.m. watching the Nationals win Game Seven of the 2019 World Series. Hardly a sustainable lifestyle – but what a climax to a special … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Elijah

“Mr. President, you’re now 70-something, I’m 60-something. Very soon you and I will be dancing with the angels. The thing you and I need to do is figure out what we can do – what present can we bring to … Continue reading

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Takeaways from yesterday’s Global Climate Strike

“There go my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader[1]” – Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin Populism – a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups–is in the … Continue reading

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An aspirational goal for the next administration: crafting a superbloom in the predictability desert?

(Yesterday’s LOTRW post introduced the subject of transition documents. Today’s post continues that train of thought.) Yes, a superbloom is a thing. Of course it is! This is the 21st century, and we like to supersize everything, from our hamburgers … Continue reading

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Tis the season… for developing transition documents.

We all know that Washington DC is the nation’s capital. Unsurprisingly, it’s also the capital city for non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), or civil society. Over 3000 non-profit associations are headquartered here; many other national associations operate DC offices. Close to one … Continue reading

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Critical thinking versus criticism thinking

Critical thinking: the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment. Google the expression critical thinking, and this definition pops up. Of course it’s accompanied by a rich set of other entries on the subject. … Continue reading

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AMS at 100: core values for tomorrow.

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” – Robert Frost An earlier LOTRW post called attention to an updated set of strategic goals and core values the American Meteorological Society … Continue reading

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Scientific Integrity? Simple and easy – until it isn’t.

This morning’s print edition of the Washington Post ran an op-ed authored by some former NOAA leaders who know their stuff – Jane Lubchenco, D. James Baker, and Kathryn D. Sullivan. The three joined forces to inveigh against political interference … Continue reading

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