Posted in November 2011

Occupy Wall Street, the tea party and national service

If civic engagement is increased, then everyone comes out ahead. Continue reading


Consuming chocolate, tea and coffee responsibly

Here is an article written by my wife, Lyn: Chocolate, Tea and Coffee—Yum! This year my holiday gift list includes chocolate from Madagascar, tea from Kenya, and coffee from Panama, products purchased here in the US that support agriculture in developing countries. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya I learned many things—a new language, … Continue reading

World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day. Be thankful every time you flush. One third of the world’s population doesn’t have this luxury, which really is far more than a convenience. Some consider the toilet the single greatest invention in terms of preventing deaths. So the next time you flush, think about the more than two billion … Continue reading