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  • Giving By the Numbers

    As the economy continued to plummet to levels many thought impossible in the first quarter of 2009, few sectors trembled more than the non-profit community. With incomes down, jobs lost, and retirement funds crippled, many are wondered what people would have left to give. Times will certainly be tough, but there is a silver lining […]

  • Why Is It…?

    “Why Is It…?” was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers’ questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people. Dr. Steiner holds a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology. In […]

  • An Outlook

    Steve checks out some random facts and stories from around the country.

  • Door to Nature

    This has always been one of my favorite times of the year to enjoy the “bare bones” beauty of the deciduous trees. Watch for a clear colorful sunset, grab your camera and you will be rewarded with some superb skyline shows of various trees silhouetted against the colorful western sky. Some of the most beautiful […]

  • My Day in the Desert

    MOAB, Utah – The guidebook said the trail was of easy to moderate difficulty. The locals called it pretty easy. It’s the Klondike Bluffs bike trail, located about 15 miles north of town, and I figured it would be a good place to sample the vaunted “slickrock” of Moab without checking into an emergency room.

  • From the Archives: Car Shopping

    Originally published in issue v12i05 (March 2006) The roar had become deafening. By the end of the fall semester at UW-Green Bay, I was ending my hour and a half commute from Sister Bay with a droning headache.

  • Door to Nature

    Many people are witnessing a “finch winter” in Door County, and throughout much of the state, such as they’ve never experienced before. Thousands of American Goldfinches, Pine Siskins and a smaller number of Common Redpolls are coming to feeders and are also being seen feasting on their preferred wild foods.

  • Manners Matter

    A bit of etiquette advice…

  • Manners Matter

    An etiquette tip…

  • Made in America – A Commentary

    My wife and I felt environmentally responsible when we purchased our 2007 Honda Civic hybrid automobile. But at 30,000 miles when we needed to outfit our fuel-efficient car with a fourth set of tires, we were feeling anything but green.

  • An Outlook

    March 9 marks the anniversary of the birth of Amerigo Vespucci. Born in 1454, most likely in Florence, Vespucci was an explorer of some fame during his lifetime, though as time progressed and other explorers emerged on the scene, his achievements fell considerably behind many of his contemporaries.

  • Why Is It…?

    “Why Is It…?” was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers’ questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people.

  • Door to Nature

    How pleasant it has been creating and maintaining a wildlife oasis in our front yard over the past 27 years. What began as a small spot containing a few year-around bird feeders has gradually grown to an area roughly 25’x 40’containing many annual and perennial flowers during the growing season, and nine different bird feeders and a bird bath which are stocked with food and water all year.

  • An Outlook

    A few weeks before Christmas, the 60 Minutes television program on CBS aired a segment entitled, “A Second Mortgage Disaster on the Horizon?” If you didn’t see the program you can read it and/or view it on the Internet.

  • Why Is It…?

    “Why Is It…?” was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers’ questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people. Dr. Steiner holds a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology. In […]

  • Manners Matter

    A bit of advice on cell phone etiquette.

  • Excerpts from Afar

    There are times when living along the Door Peninsula can seem isolated. For those of us who live north of the canal, or for that matter north of the peninsula’s tip on Washington Island, it’s easy to feel detached from the world-at-large; however, 2008 at the Pulse was refreshing in the fact that we had a number of contributors who shared their journeys to far off lands.

  • Jon Paul’s Maritime Diaries

    A great discovery highlighted the year in maritime news.

  • Why Is It…?

    “Why Is It…?” was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers’ questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat, I just joined a gym to get a head start on my fitness goals for the New Year. Is there such a thing as gym etiquette? I have witnessed a couple of questionable situations. What advice can you offer? Signed, Pumped Up Gills Rock, WI Dear Pumped Up, Thank you for your […]