HAPPY AND GREEN

I recently did a short piece for ON WISCONSIN about research into spending and happiness.   A lot of studies have been done about how much money it takes to be happy, and the findings often seem to point to some upper limit of money after which more money does not […]

DEATH OF A SHREDDER

The US Federal Trade Commission estimates that there are 9 million cases of identity theft per year in the USA and recommends that individuals defend themselves by shredding financial documents before disposal.   Whipped up into worrying about important papers falling into the wrong hands,  we  got caught up in the […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND PLEASANT PERIHELION

We’ve celebrated Winter Solstice.  The religious holidays have been commemorated.  Tonight we get to  tear 2010 off the calendar and start fresh!  But we still won’t be quite done celebrating.  There is one more celestial event to honor. Perihelion. I just learned about this from an article a few days […]

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, UW-MADISON

Look up into the sky and see some amazing constellations.  We’ve been trying to make sense of those stars for a long time, and science has been expanding our understanding as we see farther and more minutely. Now you can look into the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus […]