In the name of progress…

“They paved paradise And put up a parking lot” -- Joni Mitchell We drove north up 295, cutting a swath through the great state of Maine as we made our way to Orono. It had been many years since I last made this trek, and on this particular bright and sunny February day, I was …

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Gaining perspective…

Today I am posting something a little different. I have always loved the passage below. It was written by one of my heroes, Carl Sagan. From time to time I like to re-read it because I think it provides some valuable perspective for us all. Please give it a read... “The Earth is a very …

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