Ruth Fruland

Commenter Role • Member since Jan 01, 2021

Early career - lunar geologist at the Johnson Space Center in Houston TX during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, and beginning of the Shuttle program (1965-1984). Mid-career, environmental geologist at the Hanford Site in Eastern Washington (1985-1996), late-career, educator, sustainability, systems thinking, change management (University of Washington, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Bellevue College. Now working towards public banking to build a resilient economy.

Recent comments

"Just when I was beginning to feel there was hope with Biden after all. I’m gaining more of an appreciation for people who choose to believe their own reality. [...]

Feb 10, 2023 on
"Social Security And Medicare Are Off The Books Now"

"I am so glad that you shared this information - more evidence that technology is never neutral and needs iron-clad guardrails to protect democracy, currently in grave peril on many [...]

Feb 08, 2023 on
Secret Conversations

"Theodor Van Skiles (Teddy) is the only friend I knew who was killed in Viet Nam. We lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same church growing up [...]

May 30, 2021 on
Memorial Day 2021

"Well done!  

Feb 12, 2021 on
Ranked-Choice Voting – Let’s Keep It Moving

"Rabbit-warrens-on-water is nicer than my opinion of cruise ships as abominations from hell. Who knew The Love Boat would create such a many-pronged disaster? I saw one parked in Galveston [...]

Feb 10, 2021 on
Cruising And Tourism: Wretched Excess