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Race

It’s always been hard for me to tell the difference between denial and what used to be known as hope.    – Michael Chabon, The Wonder Boys     I’ve written several shitty first drafts on the subject of race and … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

“It takes world class stupidity to foul the entire planet.” Derrick Jensen After watching Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath, and knowing it had all been predicted, sometime after that, I stumbled onto Endgame. One lone copy sat on a table … Continue reading

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Hope is a Toad

I’ve been stuck inside for the last week, getting ready for the big big photo shoot of the house, preparatory to listing.   Two stagers and I lifted, moved, hid, cleaned, fluffed and ironed various items so that when the rock … Continue reading

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Scramble

I don’t fight the Keystone XL pipeline, or any pipeline, because of climate change.  That war needed to be won back in the 70s and 80s.  Remember when Reagan pulled the solar panels off of the White House?  The war … Continue reading

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No Zombies Needed

I had just started reading a blog called Notes from a California Naturalist, which was documenting the strange melting of sea stars on the west coast when she stopped writing.  Her posts were full of pictures and information and pain. … Continue reading

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The Last Good Man

“You have the entire scientific community saying we have to be very aggressive in cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Yet you’re seeing the heads of coal companies and oil companies willing to sacrifice the well-being of the entire planet for their … Continue reading

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That band, it still plays

“The bitter truth was that AIDS did not just happen to America – it was allowed to happen by an array of institutions, all of which failed to perform their appropriate tasks to safeguard public health.” Randy Shilts, “And the … Continue reading

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