The Hopes in a Howl and Science


By Bob Ferris   One of the distinct advantages for me of working in a small organization versus a large one in DC with security doors and receptionists, is that I get to talk with people and see how they are impacted by our work.  Yesterday was a prime example.    About mid-day yesterday an animated woman … Continue reading The Hopes in a Howl and Science

Pointillism and the Rainbow of Thought


By Bob Ferris I had a thought yesterday as I was digging out some invading privet roots from a flower bed in my yard:    Science—particularly natural or conservation science—is not a point to be promoted or exploited but rather a spectrum to be absorbed, appreciated and understood.     It strikes me that this … Continue reading Pointillism and the Rainbow of Thought

More Dishonesty from the Elk Dudes


By Bob Ferris   On facebook these days many folks post multi-paneled cartoons or photomontages that contain phrases such as “what my parents think I do” or “what my friends think that I do.”  The point of these devices is to show that how people perceive you vary between audiences and also reality.  These are important distinctions … Continue reading More Dishonesty from the Elk Dudes