I am a raging progressive and a writer. I received Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Arts with a Secondary teaching certificate and a minor in Physics. I taught for about ten years, then did various jobs including welding,fabrication and traffic engineering, and am now retired.
I am interested in science, energy, the environment, and architecture.
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Americas system of electing representatives is the costliest and in many ways one of the least efficient electoral systems in the world. Electoral reform should be one of Congresses highest priorities. http://www.thenation.com/blog/172385/election-reform-should-be-top-priority-new-congress# Advertisements
Some questions to consider: What is “race” anyway? Different people mean different things. Compare racism with tribalism. What everyday things can we do to combat racism around us? We can honestly examine our own feelings in an attempt to see … Continue reading
To begin – there are good and bad charter schools – the same goes for public schools. Key factors that drive both are good teachers, manageable class sizes, oversight from local school boards and parents. There are many dimensions to … Continue reading
“Consider what happens inside us when we view the suffering of others. When we experience physical pain or emotional distress ourselves, a neural circuit becomes activated (anterior cingulate cortex—or ACC–and insula). Neuroscientific research shows this same circuit gets activated when … Continue reading
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape. The big question is what is the best exercise program for us. As we get older, some types may not be advisable. We tend to break things and … Continue reading
Understanding gender identity involves concepts from biology, psychology, anthropology, legal, political and religious issues. All of these aspects are worth discussing. Two major aspects of gender identity can be expressed as a person’s own personal gender identity Vs. the gender … Continue reading