Greetings, good morning, and Happy New Year from the NCR where one extreme storm after the next serves as a reminder that climate crises are our new reality, changing the way we work, play, and live. But climate concerns are far from the only global challenge with which we are confronted in 2024. This year […]

Winter 2022

Greetings and good afternoon from the foothills of the Appalachian’s, where light snow means the color, not the depth. As 2022 comes to a close, I remain the youthful, optimistic idealist, especially when I focus on the future. I shall always be grateful for the friendships I have found, the mentors I have met, especially […]


Greetings and good morning from the very soggy western mountains of Maine, especially after some very wicked thunderstorms overnight. As we find ourselves in the middle of another year with no shortage of challenges and upsets, I am reminded of what one student of history, the current UK CDS, posited: “The world is facing its […]

FALL 2022

Greetings and good morning from the Nation’s Capital, just back from New York, the city that never sleeps, with UNGA77 and the autumnal equinox firmly in the rear-view mirror. No matter who was in attendance, the meetings in the margins of UNGA77 only focused on three topics: Moscow, Beijing, and the Global Climate Crisis. All […]


Greetings and good morning from the City of Seven Hills located on the River Tagus, Lisbon departing shortly for the city with the most start-ups per person in Europe, Tallinn. I write with COVID Year-Two further behind us, but not gone as a second booster will soon become commonplace. A year in which I hope […]