Monthly Archives: February, 2014

I’m Just Saying …

I was sitting on my homeward-bound train when, in the moments before the clackety-clack of the rails put me into dreamland, I realized I was overhearing the cell phone conversation of a woman sitting in the seat behind me. The words weren’t familiar, they were melodious, not the barking-dogs cadence of English. Perhaps it was …

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Winter Olympics for the Rest of Us

The Olympics grew as a way to display prowess in abilities valued in ancient times for survival and dominance. Today, athletes compete by moving faster and farther, over a variety of terrains, and doing it with great artistry. Not to take anything away from the incredible athletes participating in the Olympics in Sochi, but most …

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Carbon is Like Money

Most of us are concerned about climate change and want to do what we can to minimize our contributions to greenhouse gases. It’s complicated, though. There are scores of recommendations on how to minimize our carbon footprints, some quite consequential and others relatively insignificant. Carbon isn’t like an addictive drug we can try to quit …

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