Month: March 2015

An Ignominious Anniversary and a Weird Connection to the Present

  Next week will bring the 26th anniversary of the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill.  The details of the spill are well known and have been extensively reported. In short, on March 24, 1989 at about midnight, the Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound […]

Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell

I used to feel flattered when someone asked for my opinion about something. It suggested that because of my perspicacity, there was some importance attached to my view. But all that has changed. Lately, even the most insignificant interaction with a company results in a request for my […]