January 14, 2020

Climate Change: Why and What Now?

By Professor LJ Dumas for Jan McDowell The Problem Today: The Earth’s climate is changing. Storms are becoming much more destructive; droughts and floods are longer and stronger;  and in places where wildfires were once a problem, they are becoming a disaster. Why is this happening? Climate scientists have come to the conclusion that the planet is heating up, and …

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June 17, 2019

Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day and I’m enjoying this photo of my dad in his uniform. He would have had his 97th birthday this past week. He’s been gone for 11 years, but I still miss him. A key lesson he taught me was to always compete fairly, whether I win or lose. Thanks dad! It’s a lesson I’ve followed to this …

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May 27, 2019


Life is a team sport. The stronger each person on the team becomes, the better the results for the team as a whole. Consider a high school football team. Lots of resources are poured into it, with practice facilities, weights training, specialized coaching, and whatever else might help. When players use those resources, it isn’t resented as a handout. It’s …

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