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  • Enjoying The Melodious Roar Of Harleys

    Enjoying The Melodious Roar Of Harleys
    During a summer dominated by bad international news — Ebola, ISIS, climate change — I made a conscious choice to be positive about something that really bothers me. So, I decided to share my attitude adjustment before summer officially ends on...
  • Honey, They Shrank The New Storrs Town Green

    Honey, They Shrank The New Storrs Town Green
    Storrs Center, the new town center adjacent to the University of Connecticut campus, is nearing completion and by and large, I like what I see. As a town resident, UConn employee and local pedestrian, I see a novel design, quality construction,...
  • iPhone Zombies Lost In Electronic Shallows

    Within the year, I'll be buying my first iPhone. And I'm nervous about how it will change both my daily habits and my physical brain. Will I become an Internet zombie? Before dismissing my concern, I suggest you read "The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr....
  • The Next Frontier: The Brain

    "So the last shall be first, and the first last." This quote from the King James Bible is my response to Scientific American's Top 10 stories of 2013. Their tenth-ranked story about the BRAIN initiative is my top story for the year. I refer to Brain...
  • Humanities Are At The Heart Of Real Education

    "What's the purpose of studying the humanities: literature, languages, philosophy, history and the arts?" I needed to come up with a good answer to this question. You see, legions of administrators orchestrating the funding and therefore designing the...
  • When Politicians Fight, Facts Take Beating

    When Politicians Fight, Facts Take Beating
    "Why does public conflict over societal risks persist in the face of compelling and widely accessible scientific evidence?" asks a new study by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale University, which should be required reading for all members of the "do-...
  • King's Holiday Honors Values, Recalls Lessons

    Although it's already three days gone, the older I get, the more I appreciate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Years ago, I abstained from the debate about creating yet another national holiday. I was torn between honoring a great man and the more...
  • CO2 Milestone Tips Us Into 'Meltdown' Realm

    Last week, the world got a case of sticker shock. For the first time in recorded history, the price of our energy-rich lifestyle hit the magic number of 400 parts-per-million carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. There's no politics involved in this number....
  • GPS Gets You There Without Being Here

    GPS Gets You There Without Being Here
    The incorporation of new technology into our lives is always a mixed blessing. Though the net gains are obvious and much heralded, the net losses are insidious and often in some way debilitating. The introduction of Global Positioning Systems into our...
  • June Rites — Two Gowns, The Future To Go

    June Rites — Two Gowns, The Future To Go
    Welcome to June, official month of cheerful announcements, elaborate ceremonies and the writing of hundreds of checks to distant relations, many of whom you would not recognize even if you were facing each other in an elevator. Welcome, in other words, to...
  • Honorary Degrees Are A Dubious Bit Of Pomp

    Another college commencement season has come and gone. In retrospect, these are really odd affairs. The academic regalia is medieval. The solemn processions and homilies are liturgical. The speeches are futuristic, each being a verbal launching pad for...