My mother’s Montessori

The Dearborn Press & Guide wrote up a feature about my mom’s Montessori schools. Dearborn Heights Montessori Center turns 40 this year. In paragraph seven, you’ll see that I can take credit for the entire thing. “At the time there...

Oil Shale Decision Right On

The U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to limit land leases on oil shale — a euphemism for rock mixed with kerogen with the energy content of french fries — was wise. I wrote up a story pitch after the Bush Administration decision to...

Imaging Earth, 2012 vs. 1972

NASA has released a phenomenal image: Taken by the the Suomi NPP spacecraft on January 4. Ball Aerospace built the NPP spacecraft; the instrument, the snappily named Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), is Goddard’s work...