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Dr. Ellis is the principal of Ellis & Associates, LLC, a writers group in Portland OR, a nominee for a Pulitzer Prize in history in 2004 (The Moving Appeal), and a former journalism professor at Louisiana's McNeese State University and Oregon State University. She is a member of the South Side DFA MeetUp Group of Portland and a member of the Portland 9/11 Legislative Alliance.
Solar Desalination: Surviving Water's Coming Armageddon
Amid news about species extinction in the U.N.'s recent IPCC report and failure of Lima's conference to agree to tough climate rules, drinking-water shortages are getting worse. One solution ordinary folk can use is solar desalination--backyard boxes or a still. They're cheap, and they yield drinking water for households.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013(11 comments)
Shakespeare Didn't Need College Algebra
This article is an excerpt from Barbara G. Lenmark's new book Shakespeare Didn't Need College Algebra. Aside from explaining why liberal-arts majors should be able to waive the required math course for a BA degree, it contains new methods that non-math students can use to master the main processes in that killer class and its prerequisites.