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Posts published by “Russ Frizzell”

A pledge to tell the truth

To be honest, telling the truth has not always been one of my favorite activities. I have made some outlandish mistakes and of course people laughed at me. I’m older now and experience has shown me how my actions affect the world and the people around me. Being clear about…

The Great American Eclipse

It’s right around the corner now. On August, 21st 2017, the new moon will pass right in front of the mourning sun and completely block out the entire disk. I have yet to see a total eclipse myself but I’ve heard it is an experience so sublime it can restore…

David Cobb came to Traditions Cafe

On February 12 David Cobb came to Traditions Cafe in beautiful downtown Olympia to speak on the current movement to amend the US Constitution. David is an attorney and activist. In 2002 he ran as a Green for Texas State Attorney General and he was the Green Party candidate for…

Making waves: our trip to Hanford, WA

That’s right, friends, like all of our troubles, gravity comes in waves. For us earthlings they are so subtle that we don’t feel them and so on Earth gravity seems comfortably stable. Far out in space though, black holes and neutron stars spiraling out of control produce waves in the…

Ethical principles to live by

If we are to discuss science, then I must be up front about ethics. Scientists look to governments or other dubious sources of funding for research money. Then the financier gets to claim ownership of newly discovered sources of power. Some scientists never even think of ethics; they can torture…

Try Science First

Scientists love a good idea. If you want to please scientists, tell them their idea seems elegant. Of all the good ideas out there, none is more attractive than gravity. But seriously folks, if we no longer wish to remain ignorant of the real world, we need to address science.…

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