I really do need to make more than one blog post a month.  Of course, I was off for Thanksgiving for a week visiting family, and I've been trying to stay mostly offline when I go on vacation, (and hey, I'm BUSY)but even so.

In the airport before the plane flight back, I picked up a copy of State of Fear, by Michael Crichton.  He is not someone I consider one of my favorite authors, but somehow I own every book he's written.  State of Fear was an eye-opening read, for someone who considers themself an environmentalist.  That's not my point.  My point is a bit from the author's note at the end of the book, which resonated so strongly with me that I had to put it here.

"I have more respect for people who change their views after acquiring new information than for those who cling to views they held thirty years ago.  The world changes.  Idealogues and zealots don't."

That's good stuff.