Month: February 2008


The Giants of My Youth are Nearly Gone

My favorite cat’s name was Buckley.  The cat was nothing like my hero, but he crawled into my heart, settling there as snuggly and permanently as my hero did into my mind and soul. Reagan, Thatcher, and William F. Buckley Jr.  That my children were privy to such greatness. A woman called Rush Limbaugh today …


A Hard Blow for Global Warming

When some people suggested that sun influences earth’s climate, the wack0 pseudo-scientists scoffed.  "How could man possibly influence the sun?" they asked. Now, two prominent climate scientists, Robert Toggweiler of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University and Joellen Russell, assistant professor of biogeochemical dynamics at the University of Arizona, conclude that wind has …