• Concern for byproduct

    Calvin Frost || November 21, 2013
    Contrary to my pal CD’s contention that there is no scientific data that supports rising temperatures and an escalation of greenhouse gas emissions, a paper published in the journal Nature says, “the coldest year in the future will be war…

  • A complex relationship

    Calvin Frost || October 14, 2013
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (in Old English, The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is the story of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage.  The Mariner stops a man who is on his way to a wedding and begins t…

  • Coke gets it

    Coke gets it

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || September 13, 2013
    I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the items that I come across during my readings. Beach reading? Not quite, but I call this “summer” column a potpourri of information. I’ll return to my normal messages and ruminat…

  • Understanding balance

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || July 17, 2013
    I don’t get it. British Petroleum (BP), causing one of the world’s most catastrophic ecological disasters in the Gulf of Mexico, is still trying to take the easy way out at their Whiting, Indiana refinery. This is the company that admitte…

  • Getting it right

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || May 31, 2013
    My comments in this issue are really a sequel to my last column. I know I irritated some readers, particularly Professors Susan Brantley and Anna Meyerdorff. Additionally, I’ve had any number of emails saying I’m all wet and don’t u…

  • What the Frack?

    Calvin Frost || April 10, 2013
    I’d like to spend 24 hours with Susan Brantley and Anna Meyendorff.  Susan is a “distinguished” professor of Geosciences and Director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania University.  She is als…

  • Healthy relationships

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || March 13, 2013
    It is probably more difficult to affect culture change than develop a meaningful relationship. Let me try to explain. I was thinking about health and safety (and health insurance) and wondered if “relationships,” internal and external, ar…

  • Music, nature and measurement

    Calvin Frost || January 23, 2013
    Dave Brubeck died. Many of you may not know him. Many of you may not recognize his sound, his music. Those who knew him and listened to his sound realize he was a genius. In my view, he was as creative and innovative as the three B’s: Bach, Bra…

  • The burden of bioplastics

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || November 29, 2012
    Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) has just completed its first edition of the Pressure Sensitive Label Waste Management Report. It’s a summary of where waste is generated in our supply chain, the complexity of logistics and packaging, and the d…

  • Do you believe?

    Calvin Frost || October 9, 2012
    Since I’ve been writing this column I’ve tried to follow a schedule of topics that I believe are important and interesting to our industry. I create the schedule late in the fall and as the year progresses gather information on a topic in…

  • The air conditioning conundrum

    The air conditioning conundrum

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || September 1, 2012
    I really don’t like to read newspapers, particularly American newspapers and British tabloids.  They contain so much junk and sleaze.  I just can’t stand them. But, when I travel I am a devotee of the International Herald Tribun…

  • The tip of the iceberg

    The tip of the iceberg

    Calvin Frost || July 10, 2012
    I went to school with Olaf Palme. Not literally.  He was a few years ahead of me.  But, I was there, ten years later, when he was invited to give a commencement address. This was in the late 50s or early 60s, I can’t quite remember. W…

  • Safety first

    Safety first

    Calvin Frost || May 22, 2012
    Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy gave a message to Congress about protecting consumer interests:  “The march of technology, affecting, for example, the foods we eat, the medicines we take, and the many appliances we use in our homes, ha…

  • Balance, harmony and change

    Balance, harmony and change

    Calvin Frost || April 19, 2012
    In my last column I touched on carbon footprint.

  • Changing habits

    Calvin Frost || March 8, 2012
    I got a little flak from my last column on carbon footprint, particularly from my friend CD. He is relentless in his conviction that global warming is a claim and nothing else. He peppers me with very compelling arguments that refute claims that clim…