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6-30-20 Cascade

We have seen this before. A seminal event – or series of events – begins a process that has wide-ranging effects, some anticipated and others hidden from initial inspection. The current COVID-19 crisis and Black Lives Matter protests are obvious examples....

6-23-20 Back to the drawing board

For years, a model of the future envisioned concentrated housing development and mass transit. The central idea was that workers would live close to their employment and/or near mass transportation systems that would whisk them to a workplace even if many miles away....

6-16-20 Messages

Over four decades ago, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched two spacecraft designed to travel through interstellar space. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were designed to explore the outer reaches of the sun’s influence (heliosphere) and beyond....

6-9-20 I’m Tired

Madeline Kahn, as Lilly Von Schtupp in the 1974 movie hit Blazing Saddles, said it best when she told an admiring crowd of rowdy cowboys, “I need some rest.” Speaking of uninspired love, she looks them in the eye and snarls, “Let’s face it, I’m tired!” The repertoire...

6-2-20 Stasis

For decades, we have danced on the precipice between peaceful coexistence and riotous rebellion. Sparks have continuously been struck resulting in sporadic and limited response, but major issues of race, education, gun safety and inequality briefly surface and then...

5-26-20 Country Roads

Country roads, take me homeTo the place I belongWest Virginia, mountain mamaTake me home, country roads Take Me Home, Country Roads, released as a single record by John Denver in 1971, captured yearnings for a return to a less complex “yesterday”. Writers Bill...