Category Archives: nativescience

Save the ship

… Not the captain A columnist recently made a brilliant reference that only a cinephile would know. Paul Krugman writes: I gotta say, it was very clever of Nancy Pelosi to steal Donald Trump’s strawberries, pushing him over the edge … Continue reading

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LITTLE THEORIES

What Does Integrity Mean? When news hit that some overly eager parents helped smooth the ride for their children’s entrée to college by paying bribes, I was disappointed. Disappointed that the system seems to have served folks who can grease … Continue reading

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Native Science

Easter Frocks and Magic  My mother would sew four matching Easter dresses each year–the only day I can remember when my sisters and I all went to church. Easter was bright and warm in Southern California, and my grandparents would … Continue reading

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LITTLE THEORIES

Surviving in the age of Marie Kondo We are situated in the age of Marie Kondo, where “to kondo” is a verb. In the age of materialism, “kondo-ing” makes sense; get rid of what you don’t need. Count me in. … Continue reading

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Stuck to gorilla glue

LITTLE THEORIES I married a boy. I don’t mean a boy-boy. I mean a man-boy. You can find the evidence in the linen closet. There’s a shelf of light bulbs surrounded by boxes of batteries. I’m not talking cup-size when … Continue reading

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Rubber-band Relationships

More Little Theories What do rubber-bands, relationships and dishwashers have in common? Today I offer another Little Theory: this one about rubber-bands, which proves an apt metaphor for human relationships and household appliances. What comes to mind when I mention … Continue reading

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LITTLE THEORIES

Magpies and Maggots While listening to a morning radio program—hosted by a journalist I admire—I heard her talk about how information about all of us has been captured by social media companies that helps target us for advertisers. When she … Continue reading

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