Author Archives: Bruce

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter. President of Island Resources Foundation.

“Heart Healthy” Means Healthy

From the Washington Post February 7th Opinions Americans have healthier hearts. We have a healthier budget, too. By Catherine Rampell, Columnist February 7 Thanks to preventive medicine, older Americans have healthier hearts. Which also means, incidentally, that federal budgets are … Continue reading

Posted in Health

Another good one to toast. . .

From the Washington Post  When you make your list of heroes, save a spot for Ernest Fitzgerald: smart, fearless, witty. Makes James Comey (whom I like) look like sort of a doofus. He also gets bonus points for continuing to … Continue reading

Posted in Governance

Killed Off Half the Oysters in 20 Years

From the Bay Journal (you know, the one that EPA tried to de-fund — yeah, that Bay Journal) [This story is particularly poignant for me, given the recent death of Kincey Potter, my wife and a strong and effective advocate … Continue reading

Posted in Chesapeake Bay, Conservation, Resource Management

Cape May – Thanksgiving 2018 – Thank You, America

So this year the Potter/Paganos’ holiday party happened to take place in Cape May, New Jersey last weekend. Here’s brother Peter Potter’s capture of the Inn at Cape May, followed by National Public Radio’s crowd-sourced “Thank You America,” assembled from … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Close to Home

RESEARCH REPORT: Real Estate at Risk, by State, from Sea Level Rise until 2050

This research study by Climate Central and Zillow, the real estate listing firm, contains a great deal of data and information graphics that we urge you to check out in the original website, below: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-at-the-door-new-homes-in-harms-way-zillow-analysis-21953#article-comments Ocean at the Door: New … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Development, Disaster Management

Playing Catch Up in the War Against Domestic Terrorism

This article from Janet Reitman appeared in the NY Times Magazine — I’d urge you to read it there (in hard copy or the link here —<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/03/magazine/FBI-charlottesville-white-nationalism-far-right.html&gt; — for the graphics, but the information is important enough that I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, politics

Speaking of Suppression: Gun Injuries to Children — first study ever

from the Associated Press: Guns send over 8,000 US kids to ER each year, analysis says By LINDSEY TANNER       —        29 October 2018 FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, handguns are … Continue reading

Posted in Close to Home, politics