2017: Year of the Tardigrade

by Geoff Olson A modest proposal for 2017, which threatens to be another tough year: make it “The Year of the Tardigrade.” The what, you ask? The tardigrade (pronounced tar-dee-grade) is an itty-bitty creature with eight legs that looks like an air mattress with an attached vacuum cleaner nozzle. It’s almost invisible and nearly indestructible. …

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GOOD RIDDANCE…

by Geoff Olson What a rotten, misbegotten year. And me with a pre-holiday column to write after passing a kidney stone. 2016 brought us more pipeline politics, fentanyl overdose deaths, police shootings, terror attacks, and the biggest buildup of western military and naval forces on the borders of Russia and China since Word War 2. …

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