Tag Climate Change

The Arrogance of Ignorance

“Why do we have to study these different religions, Mr. Parent? Everybody knows that Jesus Christ is our lord and savior.” There was a stunned silence in the room as my eighth grade students pondered what the boy had just said. Then pandemonium ensued and I had to resort to my bag of teacher tricks to restore order in my social studies class. The boy had been home schooled most

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Lights Out

I don’t have a bucket list. Instead, I try to take advantage of every opportunity for unique adventures that life sends my way. Exhibit A was my trip to the top of the Washington Monument. My work with the Space Foundation had taken me to Washington D.C. smack dab in the middle of Operation Desert Shield. Since it was off-season and people were afraid to fly due to terrorist threats,

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Climate Change

The man Sarah Martin thought she once loved had become a lazy, manipulative user, and constantly dwelling on her decade of failure with him wasn’t doing her any favors. It had certainly kept her from living in the moment. She finally decided to salvage what she could and refashion a meaningful life for herself before it was too late. Within the span of a month, she sold her successful ice cream shop in

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The Environment Still Needs Attention in This Election

As the race for the White House moves into the final stretch, the faltering U.S. economy is the topic as unemployment continues to hover at uncomfortably high levels throughout the country, effectively pushing other seemingly less important issues to the side. Environmental issues remain especially marginalized for a number of reasons. Still, even though environmental innovations do not always generate immediate revenue or directly create jobs, they deserve attention. Fixing the

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