The Intersection

Archives for July, 2007

Since posting on religion last week, readers and bloggers alike have hypothesized, proclaimed, and spun words to guess where I fall on matters of faith. Some even took the time to thoughtfully write and I enjoyed reading a few extremely creative suggestions regarding where I may have hinted. As stated previously, the principle reason I…

I just got done with a great event at the National Center for Atmospheric Research here in Boulder, CO. I would estimate that 140 people attended, and I gave a talk that combined elements of my bookstore presentation on Storm World with a PowerPoint show and a number of Nisbet-Mooney slides and analyses. I spoke…

I continue to believe that personal decisions do have an impact through collective action. With regard to the sea bass, no, I didn’t stand up to make a scene or ridicule the organizers for their meal selection (they likely had no idea of the culinary faux pas). Here’s what I did: I declined the fish.…

Last Friday in NYC, I found myself reliving the Al Gore experience.. only this time without sustainable planning. I was at an event where dinner was (gulp) Chilean Sea Bass. Given the fallout last week over that infamous meal, I had to wonder.. Do individual choices matter in a society that is generally governed by…

I swear to God (sorry PZ), this post is tangentially related to science. I mean, on its face it may just seem like an excuse to put up my brother’s latest two YouTube vids of his jazz performances. But if you peer deeper, you might note the following: 1) Davy Mooney is coming to DC…

Getting to Know You

As Chris predicted, ScienceBlogs up and interviewed me. And no laughing Mr. Mooney, because you were also featured very recently on Page 3.14.

Off to Boulder/Denver

The first leg of the Storm World tour ended Saturday, with my best attended event yet–close to 100 people at Politics and Prose. Looks like Harry Potter and I have different audiences after all. Now, for the second leg, I begin to whip out the PowerPoint presentation (once, at least). I’m off to Colorado today,…

Catch Me Talking With RFK Jr.

I just appeared on the Air America show Ring of Fire to discuss Storm World, and it turns out there’s a televised version on GoLeft TV where you can at least see RFK Jr. talking, although not me: In other updates, my fellow science bloggers have been really great to Storm World and have published…

As a marine conservationist, I’m compelled to comment on the Gore/Sea Bass faux pas.. or lack there of. Jennifer and Tim recently posted on the former VP’s meal at his daughter’s wedding which included (gasp!) Chilean Sea Bass aka Patagonian Toothfish. Our newest Science Blogger, The Angry Toxicologist was quick to weigh in as well,…

This coming Saturday evening, all across Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia, people are going to have a stark choice to make. On the one hand, they can curl up at home, their newly purchased or arrived copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in hand, and speed read to find out what happens,…