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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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Memorial Day… and science policy

Bear with me. These topics are connected. The link is sobering, but if we view it in the right light we can also find it uplifting! It should challenge and energize us all. Memorial Day has a little bit of … Continue reading

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Getting real…about Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! Lots to think and talk about, but before we dive in, just out of curiosity…at what point today, and in what way, did you first consciously remember this? Was it some firsthand experience with nature…you were … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day and Climate Change

You know the drill. If a groundhog comes out of its burrow on this day and sees its shadow, it retreats back inside and we can expect six more weeks of winter. On the other hand, if the groundhog comes … Continue reading

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Civility. Let’s hope it’s contagious!

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Proverbs 15:1 KJV Five reasons for tackling this topic now, and in this blog: 1. After last weekend’s horrendous and tragic events in Tucson, there’s been an outbreak of civility across the land. Will … Continue reading

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Renewal

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” – Wendell Berry “I am aware … Continue reading

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