Friday, May 20, 2022

Wildfires underscore urgency to rein in climate change

Opinion The alerts on my cell phone were jarring. The news kept rolling in, each more alarming as the Poeville wildfire got closer to our...

A Clear and Present Danger – Opinion

Over the last few months I have attended a number of Black Lives Matter demonstrations. These have also attracted counter-demonstrators, ranging from perfectly normal...

Growing Food While Growing Climate Solutions

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty was everywhere. Pretty quickly, that uncertainty showed up at the grocery store. I remember seeing...

Betting Against the House

Our destabilized global climate and the COVID-19 pandemic raise questions about how our society recognizes and mitigates systemic risks. The question I ask is:...

Different Questions

Here’s a story from a time long ago in southern Idaho, back when possessing marijuana was a serious felony, and only the hippest folks...

A Time of Loss

Loss can be expected, or unexpected. What is lost is replaceable, or irreplaceable. I lost a friend and collaborator recently. Her name was Estelle,...

Whose riot is this anyway?

Riots can begin with the smallest incident—an insult, a minor squabble, even an accident. It only takes a minute, or maybe nine minutes—for example,...

A Day for Remembering

Years ago, I happened upon a website that listed Viet Nam casualties by state and hometown. Curious, I began scanning the list, and was...