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Discussions with Deb: That Unhealthy Glow

Thinking back to high school, one of the things that fascinated me about the fall of the Roman Empire was that the Romans poisoned themselves with lead in cosmetics.  We…

Talk to Terrie: A Country (and City) Divided

Many of you who are reading this grew up during the Cold War.  We heard in school and from the news about different events that were happening around the world. …

Discussions with Deb: The UPPU Club

There were many clubs that workers from the nuclear labs belonged to. Some belonged to Junior Chamber of Commerce, some to bowling clubs, baseball clubs, or philosophy clubs (although I…

Talk to Terrie: Conversation with a Uranium Miner

With the current push to expand and reform the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), I realized that I knew very little about uranium mining.  I reached out to Ron Pene,…

Talk to Terrie: True or False?

Fact or Fiction? Growing up during the Cold War, my teachers would tell us stories about life in the USSR, our enemy during that time. I imagine this had a…

Discussions with Deb: Drinks with a Kick

Let’s face it.  We are all looking for ways to improve our energy these days.  While we are likely to reach for coffee, tea, or soda a hundred years ago…