Monthly Archives: March 2010

“doesn’t love a wall”

Number 2 on Time Magazine’s list (22 Mar 2010, p 42-3) of important ideas for the next 10 years is:  “Remapping the World.”  According to Parag Khanna: “Political borders remain among the most fundamental obstacles to human progress around the world.  And yet while … Continue reading

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Gaviotas, Colombia . . . Part I

On Tuesday of last week, I traveled to the legendary (modern) settlement of Gaviotas in southeastern Colombia.  Our group left Bogota in a small military transport, and one hour latter we landed on a grass-covered runway.   Gaviotas, located in the watershed of the Orinoco River, is … Continue reading

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Three Sheets to the Wind

When I was growing up in the 60s in East Lansing, Michigan, I had a friend whose parents were alcoholics.  My friend was a bit of a nerd.  He loved movies (this era was pre-tapes and pre-DVDs) and he would … Continue reading

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Homage to My Father

On April 18, 2006, Carl T. Wittwer was a guest speaker at USU.  (Carl was the the 2006 recIpient of the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry’s Alumni Achievement Award.)  In his talk he reminisced about the academic experiences that shaped his professional journey.  … Continue reading

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Live Long and Prosper

In twelve days, my Mother turns 90.  All her children (and their spouses), all her grandchildren (and their spouses), and all her great-grandchildren will be getting together for a birthday celebration in Zions National Park.  On my Grandmother Rees’s side … Continue reading

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