This week I met with three engineers based at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration‘s Goddard Center. I’m always made more hopeful by young professionals who love their work, care about the neighborhood beyond their office gate, and are open to sharing with local children the kind of inspiration that motivated each of them to […]
May was an active month on this side of the screen: two major projects meant much less posting here and more offline doing. As always, you can reach and keep up with me on Twitter where I share links and thoughts on leadership, spiritual and relational wisdom, culture, social justice, and politics. This coming week, […]
Amazing interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. As well as framing NASA as the muse for our dreams and ambitions, Tyson talks about being in school and having teachers steer him away from physics toward athletics. I’m glad he persisted with physics despite his social network’s “implicit resistance” to his interests […]
What are your favorite science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) blogs or video channels for K-12 and/or adults? I’m compiling a list of the top 20 instructional, experimental, and exploratory informal educators on the internet. Recommendations? Please link me in the comments.
Big Think‘s Tauriq Moosa revisits Alan Weisman’s World Without People. Star Trek fans might recall Q’s first trial of humanity on The Next Generation. Moosa asks: how could we justify human existence to such aliens if evidence for our value is limited? Are We a Plague? Well, That Depends Climate change and imported disease may […]
I’ve been at my desk with some contract writing this week. Fortunately and unfortunately, I usually write by an outside-facing window, near a small tree with two bird-feeders and high food-seeking traffic from bright red cardinals, grey squirrels, swooping hawks, and the occasional deer at night who eats while it thinks we’re not looking. Of […]