This seems to be the main rationale for the current craze to deport illegal or “undesirable” immigrants. See my op-ed in the News and Observer for January 20, 2018, reprinted below: ——- The Director of Homeland Security, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, announced on January 8, 2018, the end of Temporary Protected Status for an estimated 200,000 … More We’re Americans and They’re Not
Just published a short story, my first fiction piece, in the Spring 2017 issue of Razor Literary Magazine, a literary magazine exploring the creative process with support from The Mellon Foundation and the Digital Humanities program at Gustavus Adolphus College. Enjoy!
NASA’s Climate Kids Scholastic’s “Communicate with your kids about climate change” Yale Climate Connections: Parenting in an age of climate change Think Progress: How to talk to a 5-year-old about climate change NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project 5 Pro Tips for Talking to Kids About Climate Change (Without Freaking Them Out) Rainforest Alliance Climate Educator … More Talking to kids about climate change
If you need a good reason to compost your food waste, Kenneth Weiss provides it an article he wrote for Science magazine in May (Vancouver’s Green Dream, Science 20 May 2016, Vol. 352, Issue 6288, pp. 918-921, DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6288.918). Weiss describes Vancouver’s efforts to combat climate change, among other environmental initiatives, by capturing methane generated in … More Compost.
Recently came across this quote from T.S. Eliot’s 1942 poem, Little Gidding, and thought it a wonderful description of the scientific endeavor. “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” —T.S. Eliot
Walking around the Apex Reservoir this afternoon I noticed a lone Double-crested cormorant paddling along. I kept an eye on him as I figured he’d soon be diving, and I was curious how far he’d go underwater. Sure enough he submerged, and I looked ahead five, ten yards to catch where he came up. I … More Hungry Birds
In “Asteroids Good and Bad” we touched on NASA’s plans to detect asteroids as well as to eventually land on one and “redirect” a piece of it into orbit around the Moon. Why the interest in these space rocks? Asteroids have pounded Earth for billions of years, and they’re not done with their mission, as … More ABC Asteroid XYZ
The following letter appeared in the January 1, 2016 edition of the News and Observer, Raleigh, NC News and Observer Letter It’s deja vu all over again reading George Will (“Another false ‘turning point’,” N&O, 12/17) and Charles Krauthammer (“Obama’s legacy of fiction,” N&O, 12/18) whine about efforts to address climate change. Neither one considers … More The Ozone Protocol: A Climate Change Precedent
NASA’s new 2016 budget includes money for two asteroid missions. One of those missions continues an effort underway for years, the detection of near-Earth objects (NEOs), asteroids that pose a risk of colliding with our home planet. The other mission proposes to land on a near-earth asteroid, pick up a large boulder from its surface, … More ASTEROIDS GOOD AND BAD