We’re not to the promised land yet, Dr. King.

But we’ll get there one day, as you promised. Peace.

“He was no enemy. He was scared and lonely. Like me.”

Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day, an observance of how the War To End All Wars was ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. It was created as a celebration of everlasting peace. Eventually a grassroots campaign took up the cause of using the day to recognize […]

In remembrance

Tuesday Energy Blogging: The end of growth?

I’m on a quest to find good books on energy and the environment to read and recommend. My web surfing this morning led me to LifeTwo, a site devoted to midlife. The 2007 article I linked to cited Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by economist Bill McKibben. McKibben looks at […]

“Tracy Porter’s interception was totally SOCIALIST!”

Heartfelt congratulations to the New Orleans Saints and to the folks in Louisiana for last night’s exciting and well-deserved win. Geaux Saints, and Laissez les bon temps rouler! Can nothing be untouched by politics? The Tebow ad had already stirred up pre-game partisan controversy but it was at least (tangentially it turned out) about a […]

As species go, we don’t hold a candle to our best friends.

Several search and rescue teams from several countries have rushed to Haiti in the past few days and many of them have brought specially trained dogs with them. They scramble over heaps of rubble, often at great peril to themselves, to help their handlers locate trapped people. They don’t care about politics and they don’t […]

Twas the night before Xmas, and I feel like Santa drove his sleigh over me

See, what happened was, I was walking along minding my own business when I tripped on something. I broke the fall with my face. Because I am made of mostly durable rubber, I didn’t break anything and sustained no concussion. I did, despite my best efforts with hydrogen peroxide, develop a nasty infection where I […]

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