According to Lawrence M. Krauss, a theoretical physicist at Arizona State, the sun’s brightness is expected to increase by 15 percent over the next 2 billion years, creating a runaway greenhouse effect that will produce surface temperatures on Earth in excess of 700 degrees.
I’ve been thinking more about dying lately.
In the midst of the 159-day Finch Pruyn strike in 2001, I remember being with Maury Thompson in downtown Glens Falls where union workers paraded down Glen Street protesting the company’s contract offer.
Early in my 21-year career with The Post-Star, when I was still reporting from Ticonderoga, I was assigned to cover a press conference in Lake Placid where state Sen. Ronald Stafford, R-Plattsburgh, announced the forming of a committee to seek to host the Winter Olympic Games for a third time.
For the second consecutive summer, I was asked by editors of The Post-Star to use a couple of days a week of my summer break from Castleton University to head back to the newsroom I left 12 years ago and be a reporter again.
I enjoyed watching many of the Little League World Series games on television over the past week and a half.
Ramon Orton called me from Flint, Michigan on Wednesday and told me he was the great-great-grandson of Alanson Orton.