Monthly Archives: February 2018

Enlightenment Now

Just finished “Enlightenment Now.” I have been reading Pinker’s work since “Blank Slate,” and went to lectures a few times. He is the quintessential reasonable man and a true liberal in the real sense. The Economist does a better job … Continue reading

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National Academy of Science – Forest Genome

 This is from a recent meeting at the National Academies of Science in Washington. I am trying to participate in public discussions I think important and deploying the tools of biotechnology to help our forest ecosystems adapt to climate change, … Continue reading

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Richmond 1

I always assumed that we would sometime move to Arizona. Chrissy’s sisters live there and it seems like a good place to retire. But in the last few years I have become very much more attached to Virginia. It is … Continue reading

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Richmond Fan District

Looked around Richmond today. The Fan District reminds us of Mariza’s area of Baltimore or maybe some parts of Madison when we were going to school there. Seems to have lots of young people – students or recent graduates. We … Continue reading

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Washington Winter Shades & Sun

Sunlight is special this time of year, especially near the end of the day when the shadows are long and the sunlight hits the sides instead of the tops of the buildings. The pictures are from my walk to the … Continue reading

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Gentleman of Leisure & the WAE

My Gentleman of Leisure job description included episodic work as WAE (I will include my GoL plan in the comments.) Unfortunately, by the time I got up to speed, the President froze hiring. Now I have the opportunity as part … Continue reading

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The Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health

Reference page on biotechnology and forest health Went down to the National Academies of Science today for a public meeting on biotechnology and forest health. A committee is working on a report assessing how biotechnology may address problems associated with … Continue reading

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Washington (mild) winter day

Went down to Washington today. We got lots of cold rain yesterday, but today was gloriously sunny, if a little cold. My first photo is the Washington Monument looking good in the winter sun. Next is a pond cypress. The … Continue reading

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Last Day in Albuquerque

We finished our tree farm national leadership council and will be home soon. Chrissy and I did a last lunch and beer in Albuquerque. Wonderful weather. We had some drinks at La Hacienda in old down and visited the Natural … Continue reading

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La Jornada

You don’t have to go into the Albuquerque Art Museum to enjoy its holdings. A sculpture garden surrounds the building. Most interesting for me was La Jornada. It depicts the journey of Spanish pioneers coming to New Mexico in 1598. … Continue reading

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