Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Open Letter to NASA’

Happy Wednesday ! This week, in a departure from form, we’re re-printed Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s open letter to NASA: An Open Letter To NASA Neil deGrasse Tyson·Sunday, July 21, 2019·Reading time: 5 minutes Dear NASA, Perhaps you didn’t know, but we’re the same age. In the first week of October 1958, you were born …Read More

Economic Activist Chuck Collins – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at philanthropist/inequality scholar Chuck Collins!   He is a storyteller and organizer known for his efforts to bridge the national debate about wealth inequality and taxes as well; examining how to build community resilience and make a healthy transition to a sustainable new economy. …Read More

Dr. Edith Widder – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at ocean biological researcher Dr. Edith Widder! She’s been back in the news recently because of the recent rare photographs of a giant squid, taken of the coast of the US. She was quoted as saying it was “one of the more amazing days …Read More

Daisy Hernandez – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at journalist/memoirist/creative writing professor Daisy Hernández! Describing her newest publication, Daisy notes “ with my comadre, the author Bushra Rehman, I co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. That first edition came out in 2002. USA Today calls the …Read More

Jeff Lieberman – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! I had a problem this week; couldn’t decided between writing about a scientist, an artist, a musician, a designer, or a roboticist. Therefore, we’re going to take a closer look at Jeff Lieberman who manages to be all of these things.   And ‘looking closely’ is a central idea in Jeff’s world. Here’s …Read More

A Closer Look – Civil Rights activist Lateefah Simon

Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re taking a closer look at civil rights/human rights champion Lateefah Simon! (Lateefah, second from left, at recent dedication of the Oscar Grant mural at Fruitvale Station in San Francisco)   A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Lateefah has over 20 years of executive experience advancing opportunities for …Read More

A Closer Look – Mathematician/NY Times Columnist Steven Strogatz

Happy Wednesday! We’re back from holiday break and ready to start a new year. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at mathematician/author/New York Times contributor Dr. Steven Strogatz. Steven Strogatz is an applied mathematician who works in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, often on topics inspired by the curiosities of …Read More

Take a Closer Look – Feminist writer and activist Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at author/columnist Jessica Valenti! “One of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation.” ~The Washington Post.   Jessica Valenti – called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world – is a columnist for Medium and a feminist author. Her most recent book, Sex …Read More