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June, 2021

May, 2021

  • 25 May

    Learning to walk

    Dear Graduate, The root meaning of the word graduation is to step forward. When you graduate, you’ve taken a step ahead, or up. It’s a big, meaningful step, and you’ve worked hard, so you rightfully celebrate and receive lots of congratulations, and hopefully take a vacation to recuperate. It’s funny …

April, 2021

  • 12 April

    Tiny Things Matter Most

      If the pandemic has brought one lesson home more than anything, it’s that teensy-tiny things can change the world. We’ve all had the experience of having a glochid stuck in your finger – those tiny bristles on some cacti – and how this can cause more discomfort and ruin …

March, 2021

  • 16 March

    The Color of Polar Bears

    I read once about a psychologist who went to study people in Siberia, to find out how Siberians think. One question went like this: “In the Far North, where there is snow, all bears are white. Novaya Zembla (the name of a town) is in the Far North, and there …

February, 2021

January, 2021

November, 2020

August, 2020