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Alexa, don’t peel me a grape.” It has taken a while — my entire life — to figure something out. What I want and what I need are just about the same thing. There are new technologies that I neither want nor need. I don’t want … more
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has an opening for a Planetary Protection Officer. NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all space flight missions that may carry Earth organisms and organic … more
It is not a matter of devastation or disaster hitting us or someone we love at some point, it is just a matter of when. That is a reality and although this column always focuses on sharing a positive … more
Out of necessity, my college syllabi expanded by the month, as new infractions were coming in all the time. My first syllabus, in 1973, asked for no smoking, and that was about it. By the end … more
On any given day in every neighborhood across the country, there are millions of people who watch television, online videos, and social media streaming. Seems harmless, right? People in their own homes just sitting watching a screen. Maybe it’s a … more
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." This is a quote that has been attributed to many people over the years including President Theodore Roosevelt, John Maxwell, … more
Old friends," Simon and Garfunkel sang, "sat on their park bench like book ends." Smitty would need a helping hand to sit on a park bench with me. I carry him up and down the stairs too. Our walks … more
The contrarian point of view here could have been "Enabling Meanness," but really, who really wants to focus on being mean instead of being kind anyway? I guess perhaps we can accept the fact that … more
Three little words - "back to school" - have the impact of hundreds, including, "Oh, no." I think I was supposed to dread it, but inwardly I looked forward to strapping on my button-down shirts … more
Since I am usually an "And" guy instead of an "Or" guy anyway, I would choose to be right and to do the right thing if I could. It's kind of like asking, "Would you like a piece of pie or some ice … more
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