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Meteorologists celebrate Labor Day – and serve the world.

“Without labor, nothing prospers.”– Sophocles “Nothing will work unless you do.”– Maya Angelou A day off is a good thing. With ten such holidays here in the United States we might envy nations who offer more. Cambodia leads the world … Continue reading

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Some “good news” from the AMS – on diversity and inclusion – to start off 2018.

If the world could stand a bit less in the way of scolding, per the topic of recent LOTRW posts, then it won’t do to leave a vacuum. What’s needed is a spotlight shining on the positive out there. In … Continue reading

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U.S. social fabric – torn, frayed, unraveled by 2017’s hurricanes. But how badly?

Social fabric? Quite a bit of texture in what people mean by the term: social fabric: The composite demographics of a defined area, which consists of its ethnic composition, wealth, education level, employment rate and regional values. – businessdictionary.com social … Continue reading

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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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(More) remedial reading: three remarkable books, and a call to action.

“In old days books were written by men [sic] of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.” – Oscar Wilde  “That is a good book which is opened with expectation … 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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Missing these two ingredients? Then your transition document is still incomplete

Carpe diem. Gratias tibi. Starbucks may have switched to its holiday cups. Christmas and Hannukah decorations may be in all the store windows. Annual letters from friends are starting to fill our mailboxes (joining the catalogs that have been flooding … Continue reading

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Weather stories that will endure throughout 2016 and beyond.

Weather has figured in the news as we close out 2015 and enter 2016. For example, writing in the Washington Post, Darryl Fears and Angela Fritz note that: “From the top of the world to near the bottom, freakish and … Continue reading

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Mary, did you know?

Work for the American Meteorological Society, and soon you’re using “meteorology” to refer to more than terrestrial weather. You come to see it as a big tent, extending to hydrology, oceanography, and climatology – and even weather in space. Christmas … Continue reading

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Scientists and society: the social contract redux.

Some months ago, the folks at AGU were kind enough to invite me to write an opinion for Eos.org, reflecting on the social contract connecting scientists with the society we serve. The piece was posted Tuesday, having finally cleared a … Continue reading

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