Good News Bad News Department

(TIMovate) Today I am inaugurating a new feature in my blog—items that seem to me to be good or bad news for everyone (not just Democrats). Here are today’s. A federal judge ruled that North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature unfairly drew 13 congressional districts to its own advantage and ordered them to come up with a new…

Do You Love Polar Bears?

(chgeharvard.org) Or Oscar the Grouch? (muppetwiki.com) or the Met Museum’s Temple of Dendur? (citypass.com) or the Florida Everglades?(pinterest.com) or the California sea lions? or Old Faithful? (tripadvisor) or Half Dome?(yosemiteconservancy.org) programs that support Meals on Wheels? clean air?clean water? science and climate change? (dailysciencejournal) We take these programs for granted now but DJT has a…

Sea Lions, Iguanas and Blue-Footed Boobies, Oh My!

Just returned from the Galapagos–what a trip! no, it was not just a trip–it was an adventure, a discovery, a revelation. The animals are not afraid of you–you probably look like another Giant Tortoise to them. They don’t move away but you’re not permitted to touch them.  In the ocean 600 miles away from Ecuador,…