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Inflation Over a Lifetime
A young man at the grocery checkout told me of an elderly woman yelling at him over the store’s high prices – and I realized the different perspectives time brings. I’m probably one of the youngest people who can recall putting a nickel in the Coke machine to get a bottle of Coca-Cola. It must…
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‘Tis the Season for Wasps
With the weather warming and the insects coming out in force, it’s time to start thinking about wasps (and what to do about them)
Wildfire Smoke- Christopher Migliaccio
How wildfire smoke can harm human health, even when the fire is hundreds of miles away – a toxicologist explains Christopher T. Migliaccio, University of Montana Smoke from more than 100 wildfires burning across Canada has been turning skies hazy in North American cities far from the flames. We asked Chris Migliaccio, a toxicologist at…
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -Benjamin Franklin
The Seasonal Visitors
Folks driving by the pond are slowing and stopping to view the lesser Canadian geese and their hatchlings. Since I get to watch them more than most, I can tell a bit more of their story. For me, it begins a few years back, watching Goose and Gander as they picked the island for a…
Popularity in the 21st Century
So I’m looking at a poll of popularity among politicians. The poll even includes Elon Musk – who is not a presidential candidate, not eligible to run for the presidency (born in Africa, you know) and has 14% more favorable ratings than unfavorable. DeSantis has 8% more favorable ratings than unfavorable, as does Nikki Haley. …
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Chesterton’s Perspective a Century Back
“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.” (1924) “This is the age in which thin and theoretic minorities can cover and conquer unconscious and untheoretic majorities.” (1919) “The reformer is…