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When Climate Change Denial Can Cost Us Everything

May 15, 2019
Glacial melt is contributing to rising sea levels around the world. This image shows Greenland's southwestern coastline during a 2015 survey as part of the Oceans Melting Greenland, or OMG, mission.
JPL Caltech / NASA

Most of us know it’s good to talk about our feelings. 

Pilot Jerrie Cobb tested to become the first woman in space. She died in March. Here she flies the Gimbal Rig in the Altitude Wind Tunnel in April 1960.
NASA

I first met Jerrie Cobb two decades ago at a space shuttle launch. Tall, lanky, unassuming, a person of few words — Jerrie was all but invisible to people intent on watching the countdown clock.

When Some American Heroes Looked Like The Enemy

Apr 30, 2019
Members of the Japanese-American 442nd Combat Team at attention on November 12, 1944. On May 1, 1944, the regiment left the U.S. for battlefields in Italy. It would become the most decorated unit in U.S. military history.
US Army Signal Corps / Public Domain

Seventy-five years ago, on May 1, 1944, a unique group of American soldiers boarded transports at Hampton Roads, Virginia.  

A French press and oranges on a picnic table.
madame.furie / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/madame_furie


When I first began camping, it seemed like so much work. 

We Have A Language Problem

Mar 29, 2019
The Tower of Babel, depicted by Renaissance painter Pieter Breugel, figures in a Genesis story that seeks to explain why there are different languages spoken throughout the world.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder circa 1563-1565 / Public domain

Every night, I cuddle with my preschooler and I tell him he’s my prince. Not just my prince — “Mera shehaazda.”

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