Of Baseball and Impeachment

As the world surely knows by now, Washington DC’s baseball team has won the World Series, a feat not accomplished since 1924.  If you watched any of the games (except the three the Nationals lost), it was a come from behind win each time.  Just getting to the Series was a struggle that required a…

Defense Wins Championships, but Offense Saves the Planet

We Americans are at our best when we’re on offense, facing enemies and taking advantage of opportunities.  As a country, we got our start by taking up arms so that we could achieve our freedom.  Then we saw the land lying west of the Mississippi as opportunity and went west with lots of determination and very little planning.  In the process, individuals blazed the trails to establish small communities,…

Back to the Future

History is about the present.  Think about it.  People had to live their lives centuries ago just like you do today.  Food, shelter, and safety were their concerns, as well as yours.   In the early 1800’s, they didn’t have all the comforts of daily life we take for granted today.  For example, transportation from one place to another was literally…

Trump’s Bad Idea for the Corps

The headlines for June 21, 2018 weren’t much different from most over the past 18 months.  Immigration dominated the headlines, with the major story being the presidential decision to end the forced separation of immigrants crossing into the U.S.  It was also the day the Trump administration announced its plan for a major reorganization of parts of the Federal…

Sea Level Rise, or Fall?

Two men argue over sea level rise, one from Alaska, one from Alabama. The man from Alaska claims the sea level is falling while the man from Alabama claims the sea is rising. Both are correct. Many physical influences determine local sea level fluctuation. It’s a surprise to most that the surface of the ocean…