I learned something about oysters this weekend. In an experiment designed to test durability of aquaculture equipment, some stray oysters attached to the outside of a plastic mesh. I noticed that all of the oysters adopted a mesh pattern on their top side even though that was not touching the plastic mesh. Similarly, I’ve noticed […]
“Storms of My Grandchildren” is a book that needs to be rewritten. Climate change may be the most important and most complex issue that our generation may need to grasp and James Hansen is the clear authority on the subject. That makes it particularly regrettable that this is only the second book reviewed this year that I do not have overwhelmingly […]
My writing this week illustrated the power of language in the most simple and classic form. I know when I’ve hit a nerve because of the number of complaints generated; it is an unfortunate fact in the political world that those who cannot directly combat free speech will attack through another means. By that measure, a sudden wave […]
“Lettng morality get in the way of making money, I might as well become a teacher”. I’m thinking of my son Josh who wants to be a teacher.
Just saw Woody Allen’s 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. Loved everything about it. It reminds us of how we used to think. Not to mention the appeal of Spanish wine and the drean of a vacation there someday.
My mixed feelings about military service surface every Veteran’s Day. Of course I appreciate the sacrifice of those who served our country and made possible the life I enjoy living today. There is simply no way to even acknowledge the level of debt we owe to our veterans. I hold the highest possible level of […]
Today I hit the 100 Web site visitor milemark; the first time since the sale of MedSave more than a year ago. Much of the growth comes from marketing the expansion of the national health insurance exchange, but I made a personal effort to put more “out there” on traditional and social media sites today. […]
“The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat” by Charles Clover 2006 University of California Press – read October 2010 The Problem 75% of world’s fisheries are fully exploited, over-exploited or depleted. Demand continues to grow sharply. Commercial fisheries use modern “fish-killing machines” (p 42); technology creep increases […]
“Hope sleeps And when it sleeps it dreams The most amazing dreams” “Hope sleeps But not forever.” John Flynn, “Hope Sleeps”, 2003
Quotations: Without supplies no army is brave. If a general did not wish to fight, he had nothing to do than hold a council of war.