David Lillard

Exit the Baby Boomers

— How climate change could spur West Virginia's next brain drain—and how to avoid it. When we think of human migration brought on by global warming, we might imagine desperate people from water-starved deser...

The Macho Masculine Manly Man

— A useless remnant from our evolutionary past. Our appendix is considered a “vestigial organ” that has no function anymore yet creates a disproportionate amount of turbulence. The same could be said about t...
September 11

That Tuesday in September

They will ask us: “Where were you and what were you doing that day?” What concerns me is that no one will remember to describe the weather. We’ve seen the adjectives “clear skies” and “crisp,” even “a balmy ...