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Here we are. We’re talking about it again. And really, we should. And honestly, we should have been doing something about this long before the tragic Roseburg, Oregon, massacre unfolded.
Well, it is a Presidential cycle, so now we have candidates talking. Let’s take a look at what they’re ... Continue Reading →
The recent mass killings[i] by 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer in Roseburg, Oregon, again raises the question of cause and effect. As humans, we try to find a reason for all things. Some people attribute mass killings to gun accessibility, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, military ... Continue Reading →
We just can’t tolerate all of this wanton mass killing by gun owners any longer. It is time to require that all gun owners, all gun users and all guns be insured for liability. I wrote about this in the early days of Let’s Talk Nevada, because it was important then, and it is more important ... Continue Reading →
NOTE: This is a short story I wrote over a decade ago, long before I became a feature writer for Let’s Talk Nevada. I pulled it out of the archives because it falls right in with the timeline of my series. Though there may be a bit of repeated info, I’m leaving it intact for context.
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Here are two sketches of a space suit for use by astronauts on the surface of Mars. They are from an article in the most recent issue of the IEEE Spectrum. To be able to read the text in the figures, click on the link to get to the article. The figures are shown side by side as one figure. Click ... Continue Reading →
This week Mesquite’s Best of Fest” Film Festival kicks off in association with the 6th annual Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival at Dixie State University. DOCUTAH is a university-sponsored film festival that screens documentaries and short subject films submitted from ... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, we saw horrific tragedy unfold in Roseburg, Oregon. Ten people have been confirmed dead, including the shooter himself. Another seven are injured and being treated at nearby Mercy Medical Center.
What happened? How did this come about? And why are we seeing another mass shooting bring ... Continue Reading →
I was heartened by Pope Francis’ visit to the United States and his emphasis on Jesus’ teachings about caring for the poor and the vulnerable, along with the earth. As the top spiritual figure in a world full of violence and turmoil, I welcomed his de-emphasis on divisive social issues which ... Continue Reading →
At the open discussion with Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton on September 24, I brought up the importance of the water and power districts to the City. Water is especially important, because a shortage or unreliable water supply could severely limit growth. Reliable low-cost power is important ... Continue Reading →