Speaking Truth to Power: The once and future speech

Speaking Truth to Power: The once and future speech

On the wall of my office is a framed piece of paper that I often think of removing because it may just seem too ostentatious. I keep it there for me – not for anyone else no matter what they may think. It is a just a flattened out table name-card like you get at a con, but the name, on it is Senator John Glenn, and on the empty half of the piece of paper is this message: “To Pam – with best regards. You made a very powerful statement that more people in Congress need to hear and act on – Best Regards – John Glenn”. I keep that sign on the wall to remind of that day, June 19, 1996, when at the end of a long day in a Capitol Conference Room, I gave the following speech before “The Democratic Forum on Science and Technology...

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When life gives you s***, find the manure fork

When life gives you s***, find the manure fork

  TL;DR version – Will join me Friday in writing & calling our legislatures to argue for science and science education? There are days that are rotten, and weeks that need a reset button. Sometimes moments of too much wrongness extend across months or even years. From health issues to job problems, at some point in life we all face these issues. Right now it seems like shit is raining down on all of us who love science and learning. This afternoon I reached a point where the realities in my twitter stream drove me to walk away from my desk, and go to the barn to muck stalls. I needed to take the metaphor of the day and turn it into literal throwing of shit in a useful manner where I could see solid results. I didn’t find any answers at the...

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