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Tim Ward

Kilimanjaro: The Peak Experience

Tim Ward | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Tim Ward

There is that moment when the indigo sky pales and the stars slowly vanish, yet the sun is still hidden. What time is it? You can't guess. You are near the top of an all night hike - one way, uphill - to the roof of Africa.

After Lima's Climate Talks, a Path Back to Sanity?

Tim Ward | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

We must be insane. And there must be more to it than that. To help get some perspective -- and perhaps to help us find our bearings, I interviewed senior lecturer of Psychology from Leeds Beckett University, Steven Taylor, who is the author of Back to Sanity:

From 3D Printers to Self-Replicating Machines

Tim Ward | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

I've seen the future. It looks like a microwave oven, but inside, a small robot arm is zipping away, making things. As I watched this working three-D printer on display at the main in BHV department store in Paris, I remembered seeing my first fax machine in the 1980s.

Climbing Kilimanjaro for a Cause

Tim Ward | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

One of my wife's dearest friends, Cidalia Luis-Akbar, is about to do a crazy, amazing thing: In two weeks she and her sister Natalia Luis are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise $500,000 for Children's Hospital in Washington DC, and to mark their own victories over personal struggles.

The Path to Better Political Leadership: Not Smaller Government, Smaller Countries to Govern

Tim Ward | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Tim Ward

Has national politics reached the end of the line? Are we so weary of mainstream politics and politicians that we are no longer searching for new personalities or even parties to lead us, but have actually reached the stage where we are looking for new forms of government?

I Went to the Appalachian Queer Film Festival

Valentina I. Valentini | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Valentina I. Valentini

Traveling to Lewisburg, a town of 3,800 in the Alleghany Mountains, for the Appalachian Queer Film Festival isn't exactly a typical day in West Virginia. Those words combined in the festival's title elicit a similar reaction every time: "Queer? Well, what is queer?" more than a few locals asked.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 10 Things I Would Do Differently

Tim Ward | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Tim Ward

6. Brought more chocolate and power bars.