Gary F. Bengier

We all have many journeys. Gary’s began in a small Midwest town, where he could play unfettered in the woods, finding an early love for nature and learning self-reliance. The space program and the night skies hooked him on astronomy. After finishing college, the wide world beckoned, and his fascination with science drew him to California to participate in the booming tech industry. Now he still stares upward, wondering what it all is about.

Outrunning the Pandemic

Let me start by saying that no one can “outrun” the COVID-19 pandemic physically. The world of 2020 is too tightly integrated. Our desire to access almost all modern conveniences—including toilet paper—guarantees that there is transmission risk. The way we… Read More »Outrunning the Pandemic

More Bee Zen: Nectar

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! As we finish three weeks of social distancing and sheltering in place in Northern California, let me share a few thoughts and a moment to take a deep breath. The coronavirus spreading throughout the… Read More »More Bee Zen: Nectar

Bee Zen

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It seems like an interesting time to launch a discussion about the future – interesting in the same way as the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” But notwithstanding the apocalyptic feeling… Read More »Bee Zen