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Which States Lead The Nation In Natural Gas Production?

Posted 10.28.2013 | Green

When we turn on a light or plug in an iPod, we don't think about where the energy comes from, as long as it's there. But in 2013, more than a quart...

Do You Know Where Your Energy Comes From?

Marty Durbin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Marty Durbin

As a nation we're concerned with protecting our environment, while also keeping our economy strong and enjoying the comforts of modern living. We don't spend a lot of time thinking about the energy that makes all of this possible. Why get into the nitty-gritty details of power generation and all that it takes to make the simple act of flipping a switch deliver the light and power that we rely upon?

The Pennsylvania State Police

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

One of the highlights of my childhood was to attend the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. I can still remember missing school for a day to meander with my family through all of the latest farm machinery exhibits and the livestock to see the state's best and brightest.

Painting As a Pastime: Part II

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

I have always called my books friends. And only a fellow-booklover could describe books like that. But for Churchill, his paintbrush brought him even greater change than a book ever did.

Painting as a Pastime: Part I

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Painting as a Pastime: Part I "The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may divide it, but in the end, there it is." -- Winston...

Understanding Change Is Good... You Go First

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance a lot less." -- Tom Feltenstein Some months ago I was sitting with some colleagues talkin...

Counting the Omer

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

In his book Alternative to Futility, Elton Trueblood includes a chapter on discipline. He quotes Milton who said, "The history of every civilization rises and falls on the axel of discipline."

On Being a Good Sport

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We don't have to look very far to find ample evidence of unsportsmanlike conduct. Out of control fans (especially parents) and coaches and players bring disgrace and embarrassment to themselves and everyone around them. How easy it is to forget that it is only a game.

Show Me a Picture

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Pictures stick. We remember pictures long after words have left us. They give traction. We remember the stories in a long speech, not the words. They paint a picture.

Thinking About Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Historians are still trying to measure the seismic influence of Alexander Solzhenitsyn.