Today, 11 June 2020 was Jacques Cousteau’s 110th Birthday and yet nothing to note the occasion from the folks at Google.
So many children of the 1970s were inspired by Jacques Cousteau to look at the world in a wonderful new way. Some went on to learn to speak French, take up snorkeling or even scuba diving. Some even went on to take up marine biology in college.
What follows are regular reflections on life from a polymath’s perspective tempered by the belief that the polymath does not exist to master all the disciplines, but to bridge the gaps that divide them.
Father Ecology takes its name from a long defunct secondhand store that was located in Hicksville, NY. The store’s business cards simply said: “Father Ecology – High Class Junk, Low Class Antiques.” The store and its proprietor have long since vanished. It’s even hard to find any reference that it ever even existed.
In the 40 years since I first visited that junk store, I’ve traveled all over the world, acquired many skills and seen many things.
Today, the spirit of that little junk store lives on in the reflections of the past that remain relevant today and into the future.