Category: environment

  • Columbus Day 2016

    Columbus Day 2016

    We all have basic needs. Clean air, clean water, clean food, clothing, shelter, safety, security, good health and a healthy social environment. We all have wants. Social environments become toxic when we permit the wants of some to interfere with the needs of others. 524 years ago, a group of people from Europe crossed the…

  • A River Runs Through It

    A River Runs Through It

        What you see here is over 300 million years of geological history at Goosenecks State Park in Utah. You’ve seen similar vistas before, such as looking into the Grand Canyon, and there’s a reason for that. At the bottom of these chasms is the San Juan river, and at a glance you might…

  • Dry Past, Wet Future

    Dry Past, Wet Future

    I live in the Washington, DC area and sometimes walk or bike by the Supreme Court. Like several other DC buildings and museums, it borrows from Greek and Roman architectural traditions and sports a facade that resembles the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens. The Parthenon was constructed in 447 BC and has been there…