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Birding Lessons, and That Ugly Word “Taxonomy”

Yesterday I joined a nice "Birding for Beginners" group at our community center, led by wonderful local naturalist Christine Ward and others, and it was lots of fun - and I learned how much I don't know! Just what I need. I love trying to identify birds and am fantastically bad at it. Here's a summary

By |2013-06-21T09:29:40-05:00May 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

That vs. Which and “Why the Left Hates Families”

When we were on vacation in Britain earlier this month I noticed that people seldom made a distinction between "which" and "that" in sentences, and I've been reading a bunch of British books and noticed the same thing. I was starting to question my sanity a little bit, because I'm 99% sure I know when to

By |2013-07-23T15:34:55-05:00May 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holy Cow Do We Have Sustainability Covered

Wow, I just want to say that we have an incredible array of topics covered in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. (Not to toot our own horn or anything!) The usual stuff that you hear about all the time, yes - carbon capture, coal, climate change, etc. - but we have tons of interesting stuff on

By |2013-06-21T09:29:40-05:00April 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some Fun Sports Facts

We're in the process of wrapping up work on the third edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, which has been a lot of fun to work on. I now feel armed and ready for the next time I play Trivial Pursuit -- my nemesis was always the Sports part of the dreaded Sports and

By |2013-05-20T15:13:00-05:00March 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

First Flowers! (At Least Here)

This weekend we jumped ahead an hour, and I think we're all feeling a bit zombie-like today as a result. On the other hand, it's always a good thing to have a couple of hours of daylight after work. Bring on spring! On that note, I was very happy to spot the first flowers on my

By |2013-03-11T13:01:00-05:00March 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nature is very dependable! (at least sometimes)

How's this for accuracy? Yesterday I mentioned to my wife that we saw a skunk at work, and wondered if it was a bad thing to see a skunk out during the day. She said she'd read somewhere that skunks are coming out this time of year, and that it's a sign of spring. So I

By |2013-02-21T10:23:15-05:00February 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Tech battle update: hooray for Zoho, boo for Microsoft

Last week, I reported on our battles to try to get our project management program to improve. I’m happy to report that I got a very nice and thorough answer to our many comments and suggestions, and I look forward to using their newest version. This week, I decided to try to write to the all-mighty

By |2013-01-22T15:57:08-05:00January 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Technology and Innovation and Web Design, Oh My!

Anybody who knows me knows that technology is NOT my middle name. (My middle name is actually “Give Him an Inch and He’ll Take a Yard.”) In recent years working at Berkshire, though, technology has been thrust upon me. I now understand enough about how computers work to get frustrated when things don’t appear to be

By |2013-01-18T11:25:28-05:00January 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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