Podcast Politics Space

Challenger 30 Years Later

“Everyone knows how they died, we want people to remember how they lived.” – June Scobee-Rodgers, widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee (author unknown) At 10:40 am on January 28th 1986 the space shuttle Challenger was issued the command “go for throttle up” and the subsequent explosion ended space’s age of innocence. I remember where I was …

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Blizzard 2016

Tiny snowflakes fell like radioactive jewels. The streets were deserted. Electric lights were few. Cars were abandoned alongside the road. As I crossed the Beltway, I could see hungry zombies roaming the empty streets below.   I was followed briefly by a State Trooper, but when he saw my Alaska plates he waved me on with …

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Health Humor Television

Unwanted Thoughts

Unwanted thoughts. That was the reference. And here I thought it was something everyone had. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jan 16, 2016 Maria Bamford Nope. Turns out that is also a symptom of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Just another one of those things that makes you go hmmm… I am weirder than I thought after …

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Family

What “Not in the Child’s Best Interest” Looks Like

This is the story of a three-year-old girl and the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl is a legal battle that has entangled a biological father, a heart-broken couple, and the tragic history of Native American children taken from their families. Radiolab, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, …

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Architecture Economics

Tumescent Architecture

Build Blog When you point to a glass cylinder and say proudly, hey my office designed that, I giggle and say it looks like a bong. You turn your head in disgust and shame. You think, obviously she does not understand. What does she know? She is just a writer. She is no architect. She …

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