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Reading Time: < 1 minute Heat makes a rude appearance, Announcing itself in a paroxysm of fire. Homeostasis, that elusive aspiration, has been yoked by the tectonic shift of seasons. It is this announcement that propelled the insulated crust into the surface, met by disagreeable forces challenging the delicate reconstruction of its nucleus. Dry air charges with daggers, piercing the […]

Posted inMeaning & Purpose

Dying out loud

Reading Time: 3 minutes A few weeks ago I played with an octopus. It was not in some water park or controlled aquarium. It was in the wild. It was in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii. It was quite a moment. I’m all about the moments, because I feel like that’s really all we have. You […]

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It’s times like these when hope is hardest to find—and when it’s needed most

Reading Time: 6 minutes To be progressive and politically engaged this summer is to absorb one blow after another, with more in the offing. The demise of Roe v. Wade. Severe limits slapped onto the EPA’s ability to combat climate change through regulation of power-plant carbon emissions. The specter of Republican-dominated state legislatures being turned loose to administer federal […]

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The work we do, with the time we have

Reading Time: 6 minutes When I was a wee sprog, I dreamed big. I was going to be a physics professor, working on tricky cosmology problems related to heat and expansion. (I was the precocious twit reading Feynman and Hawking at twelve and, like any twelve-year-old, feeling confident that I understood everything because I’d read a few pop-sci texts.) […]

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