The people, part 3 Last but not least, this rounds out the cast. Twenty-eight residents and 11 crew members set sail for two weeks on the waters of the North Atlantic. Tight […]
There are no bit parts
People, part 2 As each person on this trip takes shape in my photos, I realize that they all held leading roles as stars of their own Arctic show.
The characters take the stage
A few characters As a field biologist, I often said there was a reason I worked alone in the woods for so many years. Not quite a misanthrope, I don’t suffer fools […]
Dog parking at the end of the trail
When the season’s over There are fewer than five miles of roads on an island more than 500 miles from the nearest landmass. At the end of the season, ride your snowmobile […]
A few billion-piece jigsaw puzzle
You’ll need the box These slopes surround Longyearbyen.
Day by day
The beginning As you may know, in October 2018, I spent three weeks in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard as a member of The Arctic Circle, an annual expeditionary residency program. Sailing […]
Only I can save us from climate change
When I’m tyrant, the first order of business will be prioritizing a sufficient response to climate change. Sharing priority will be damage control and mitigating the effects going forward through the implementation […]
There are no words
Death I know that there are no words to make death better and so, I often remain silent for too long when people I know suffer a loss.
Dems: take the deal…with conditions
Here’s this gadfly’s prescription for bipartisan compromise Take the deal, with conditions. 1) Bipartisan oversight of the bidding process, including bipartisan vetting of bidders and whatever the usual public notice for comment […]
Pay-go Vichyism: you want Trump in 2020?
Because this is how you get Trump in 2020. The Intercept just gave us a fabulous gift, by which I mean a gift filled with unreality and myth, that illustrates what our […]