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Solar Eclipse Fever Descends Upon America

Don’t get me wrong, I am a stargazer and enjoy watching the sky better than most of  my family members, friends and colleagues. For the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, not only will I be in good company, it’s beginning to feel crowded as most Americans prep for a once in a … Continue reading

Proposed New Wind Turbines Mimic the Shape of a Bird

Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that while wind’s role in the capacity market has been limited, it has been playing a bigger one in the spot market. Its capacity on the grid jumped to 7,655 megawatts last year and has more than doubled in the past seven years, based on data from PJM Interconnection LLC, a … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 2: The Real Color of Money

Opening lyrics to For the Love of Money by the O’Jays: Money, money, money, money, m-o-n-e-y [x6] Some people got to have it, yeah, some people really need it Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do things, bad things with it Well, you wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with … Continue reading

Fake News: Differentiating Between Fact, Opinion, and Commentary

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”  Congressman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) America is not lacking in news sources! Digital news sources such as social media, messaging apps, texts and email along with traditional media, i.e. television, radio, and print provide a constant stream of information from organizations and persons … Continue reading

Edible Cutlery Is One Solution To The Plastics Pollution Problem

    I stumbled upon a post for edible spoons: These spoons are crackers that one can eat after you are done with your meal [Ref 1], while reading an online newsletter. “Sounds interesting,” I tell myself. “Be sure to read that post before closing your browser.” So, I did and watched the accompanying video … Continue reading

Whether It’s a Road Trip or Staycation, You’ll Want to Fill Up Your Gas Tank for July 4, 2017 Holiday Weekend

The second holiday of the 2017 Summer Driving Season, Independence Day, is almost upon us. With the July 4th Holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, a number of folks are planning four-day weekends, and others may extend their get-aways even longer. For anyone thinking about hitting the road this holiday weekend, they are in … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus (Part 1): 3 Common Career Blocking Techniques

Recently I’ve had a few conversations with a childhood friend who I will refer to as Amanda for this post. Amanda shared some troubling events that she has been experiencing in the work place. Not only does she have little support from her manager, she feels this person has twice thrown her under the bus, and would … Continue reading

Why Extreme Heat Can Cause Airport Delays

Here we are, about 24-hours away from the beginning of the summer solstice and most of the desert southwest is broiling. For the record, I thought Summer 2017 began in these United States on Wednesday, June 21st. As it turns out, it does for those living in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) zone. According to the Famers … Continue reading

Sage Wisdom and Advice from Selected 2017 Commencement Speakers

As the calendar advances into the month of June, most graduates of the Class of 2017 have already received their diplomas, certificates, or other credentials. This annual rite of passage for graduates includes marching to Pomp and Circumstances and listening to advice from just about anyone who has some to give. While their advice is free, everyone does … Continue reading

Ebola Virus Update: The Republic of the Congo will use vaccine to fight recent outbreak

Since Ebola Virus Update: Promising Vaccine Is on the Horizon was posted back in December 2016, there’s been a resurgence of the disease in the Republic of the Congo. While much work has been done by members of international health communities to combat the deadly Ebola virus, and progress has been made in understanding the infection … Continue reading