Running shoes

From running barefoot to running in shoes that cost a small fortune … running has sure come a long way. Today there is such a wide range of shoes available, it takes mental gymnastics to decide which one would be right for you! It was in the last century that we saw so many changes in running shoes. At the […]

December darkness can bring us together

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” (Gospel of John) “The lamps are different, but the Light is the same.” (Rumi) “Only in the dark can you see the stars.” Martin Luther King Jr. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, December plunges us into deepening darkness as the days get shorter, culminating in the longest […]

Jeff Greenfield’s ‘When Gore Beat Bush’ is gripping because it’s so plausible

Academics use a wonderful term: “counterfactuals” to describe “what if” situations, useful exercises for strategizing and developing credible responses to possible military and political scenarios. Your tax dollars fund hundreds of these exercises each year at the Pentagon. In fact, there is a branch of long-term planning called “scenario analysis”, which is based on the development of complete chains of […]

Dominica Traveler Perspectives

Dominica is about discovery. Much of its 360 rivers, tropical forests and mountains are still unexplored. Tourism, hiking, trekking, diving are among the best in the Caribbean. But the true nature of Dominica is a soft peace; quiet in a land of towering mountains and cascading rivers. Going back in time, you are miles away from the modern world and […]