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With Fresh Eyes

October 11, 2019

The Re-Emergence I am listening to the closing chords of Maurice Ravel’s orchestral translation of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” his celebrated 1874 piano suite. It is a classical masterwork comprised ...

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October 11, 2019

Bored Games I was in a coffee shop last week and noticed a shelf full of board games and thought to myself, “I wonder how much they’d have to pay me to play checkers with Man-Bun over there?” The number I came up with had two commas in it. The ...

EarthTalk / Tracy K. Lorenz

October 11, 2019

EarthTalk From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine A Moral Obligation Dear EarthTalk: What have we learned from storms like Katrina, Sandy and Harvey about protecting our coastal cities better from the warming-intensified major storms hitting them? -- ...

With Fresh Eyes

October 11, 2019

A Moral Obligation There is an expectation that our country should be the model for others in exemplifying our basic values – of all that is fair, just and moral. American exceptionalism is the term often brought out to characterize the country’s ...

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October 11, 2019

Flares Ah yes, school is back in session. So many hopes and dreams of NASCAR-like changes in social standing, the thrill of seeing your friends after a summer off, and ten minutes of barely suppressible glee before you hear the words “Open your books ...

MY TURN / Tracy K. Lorenz

October 11, 2019

A once bright life that took a tragic turn August 27, 2019 Last week, while rummaging through some files that were destined for the recycling bin, I came across a card that immediately gave me a heavy heart. It was written some 30 years ago by a then-promising ...