Playing peekaboo is important to every infant’s cognitive development, specifically for developing the awareness called object permanence—the understanding that an object or person still exists even if you can’t see it.
Here’s a comment I hear frequently, even from supporters of renewable energy: “Solar energy can’t survive without subsidies and will never be price competitive on an even playing field.”
Two recent events are playing off each other in my mind.
In 2001 I was working as a grant writer for several arts institutions in Manhattan, including organizations that provide arts instruction for inner-city youth. When the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001, I was on a commuter train headed into the city for a meeting with one of those clients.
As I started working on this month’s column, Hurricane Matthew was gathering force in the Caribbean, and more than two million people had been ordered to evacuate coastal areas between Florida and Virginia.