Books: “What On Earth Evolved?”

Greetings.  When it comes to the pecking order of species large and small, we humans like to think that we're pretty hot stuff.  The Top Dogs, the Big Kahunas, the real Kings of the Jungle, the most civilized and important creatures on earth. And why...

Getting Beyond the Politics

Greetings.  In a few days we'll know if 15,000 delegates to the "U.N. Conference on Climate Change" have figured out a way to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  You know, those pesky little "by-products" of our over...

The Importance of Snow

Greetings.  Many of us are now settling into winter and the cold weather, snow, and challenges that it brings.  There will be driveways to shovel, slush to navigate, car batteries to jumpstart or replace due to the freezing cold, and furnaces that are...

The Real Power of Diversity

Greetings.  Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Winter Concert at Sligo Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland.  In an auditorium packed with adoring fans (a.k.a., moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents and neighbors), several hundred...