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Inauguration 2017, the fate of our scorpion-elect and our democracy: an updated fable

The fate of President-elect Donald J. Trump and democracy, explained by the Greek storyteller, Aesop, with a 21st-century update: 1. A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream, and the scorpion asks the frog to carry … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day 8: The natural world, inside and out

Here’s my Photo 101 Day 8 entry, for “Natural world and leading lines.” My apologies for not hitting the bricks and finding an image today, but life got in the way. The above photo is one I took in May … Continue reading

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A lesson in self-preservation — take it from the trees

It’s never too late to learn a lesson you snoozed through in high school biology. Especially when it provides a metaphor that smacks you upside the head. The science: When trees shed their leaves in autumn, there’s more going on … Continue reading

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Enjoying the peace and quiet … of peace and quiet

Even before a timely visit from a butterfly, I’d been thinking a lot about peace and quiet. My girlfriend is reading Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet,” which¬†champions¬†“The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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