Category Archives: science communication

How Science makes us Smarter

Feeling Rotten, Part 3 I mourn the loss of integrity when shenanigans from high-ranking folks we elected make headlines. What happened to grace and goodness? I’m embarrassed to learn that Republicans voted to gut ethics standards from our nation’s core … Continue reading

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Bring Back Integrity

Feeling Rotten, Part 2 Yup: the lies, the venom, the cronyism and the bigotry repulse me. We have buried integrity in the political landscape. Two examples of integrity loom: one made headlines this week, and the other may be hidden … Continue reading

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Good News, But

Remain vigilant  Sunday—a day punctuated by football games and family dinners—is a poor timing choice for breaking important news, but the US Army Corps of Engineers announced today it “would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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Dread: locked and loaded

When Paralysis Takes Hold I am filled with dread as November comes to a close. November should have been cause for celebration: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a substantial margin and American Indians brought attention to craven injustices … Continue reading

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The gift of world travel

Tear down the wall Once, while eating supper at a restaurant in Germany, I over-heard an American visitor complain the menu was in German only: she wanted to see it in English. How ironic to discover that nowadays menus in … Continue reading

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Native science & rhetoric

An elder once told me, “Traditional knowledge is thousands of years of applied science.” Those words came from one of the speakers at the Indigenous Environments conference I was fortunate to attend this week in Norwich, England. She points out … Continue reading

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Irony Attack

A full-throttle example of irony begins with a drive to visit relatives south of Portland on a beautiful spring day. We sit and chat inside, so it is odd indeed that by twilight I discover my arms and hands have … Continue reading

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