Embodied Energy in Housing

Wooden house by Bill Schlesinger The housing of the world contains a lot of carbon, mostly in wood, so it is interesting to ask if this carbon stock is large…

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Stick-Stuck

by Kevin T. McEneaney Do you sometimes feel like a walking stick with white eyes near-popping, legs awkward long as you stride through woods on weekend walk while sneakers ooze…

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Upon Further Reflection

Earth's albedo map by Bill Schlesinger Just as a Full Moon reflects the Sun’s radiation to the Earth, the Earth reflects some of the Sun’s incoming radiation to space. If…

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Chain of Breakthrough Music at Bard

The current second season concert by The Orchestra Now at Bard occurred by virtual live stream from a large tent. This thought-provoking concert concluded with an old-chestnut, Antonín Dvořák’s 1875…

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Songs for A New World

Cheyenne See by Kevin T. McEneaney If you are wondering what happened to the contemporary American musical, then you can find out by attending Songs for a New World at…

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Look, the Midges!

by Kevin T. McEneaney Midsummer midges fly frantic in sun. swarming in dancing-mating ritual with frenzy akin to a packed night club featuring a super-decibel band. While most midges are…

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Warriors All

by Kevin T. McEneaney Between Athens and Thebes, the grand highway had three hundred sixty-five stone statues of philosophers, poets, and dramatists. Thebans and Romans destroyed those statues.   Empires…

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Carbon Dioxide and Mental Health

Carbon dioxide emissions by Bill Schlesinger With a lethal concentration for humans of about 10%, the current concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere, 0.04%, would seem to pose only…

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Ferlinghetti Memo

by Kevin T. McEneaney When I was young and excited as a dandelion seed, there was no “Coney Island of the Mind.” There was a real, swinging carnival in Brooklyn…

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Nitrogen in Runoff

by Bill Schlesinger Among the tools of the “green revolution,” that has increased crop yields worldwide and allows us to fed nearly 8 billion people, are breeding and genetic modifications…

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