Monthly Archives: February 2018

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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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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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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Fires Bigger than Ever

Fires like the Cerro Grande fire in 2000 and the Las Conchas fire of 2011 are knocking down even fire-adapted ponderosa pine communities. The Las Conchas fire burned through more than 43,000 acres in 15 hours.   Driven by strong winds that … Continue reading

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