Walsh: Remembering to live well

April 16, 2010 • 0
“He took the test for about 45 minutes … then, right in the middle, he jumps out of his seat, dramatically rips up his test and said, ‘I can’t take it anymore!’” The freshman year prank of Cameron Dabaghi ’11 was recounted last week in the News, a few days after his death. Two years »

Walsh: Traveling short distances smartly

March 2, 2010 • 10
A flying car with leather seats under a domed windshield cruising high above the urban spires is a quintessential vision of the future. It is not a noiseless vision, but one accompanied by a high, soothing, almost extraterrestrial whir. And while this reality remains distant in time, the automobile industry is undergoing an intermediate step: »

Walsh: The green flame

February 12, 2010 • 0
The Olympics, once representative of all that we as a species can achieve, has given way to a yet grander symbol: all that we as a planet can achieve. Chapter two, section two, bylaw 13 of the Olympic Charter instructs the International Olympic Committee “to encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues, to »

Walsh: Ride at your own risk in New Haven

September 3, 2009 • 8
While riding my bike through the heavy rains of early summer I was pulled over at the intersection of Elm and Church. I had run a red light. Both directions of traffic were stopped and the crosswalks held for pedestrians. The cop was gruff and intimidating, but informative. I never knew that bicyclists are considered »