During the 2016 campaign, Donald told the nation exactly how horrible a person he is and how terrible a President he would be. In July 2017 there were at least 77 reported examples of Donald or his minions doing the horrible things Donald said he would.
“Who the hell is this guy writing to?” I wondered as I made my way deeper and deeper into Bill McKibben’s Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. In my […]
#16: Walden by Henry David Thoreau Walden is one of those books everyone’s heard of, but I frequently wonder how many people have actually read it. It is, of course, the very stuff […]
#14: The Living Great Lakes: In Search of the Heart of the Inland Seas by Jerry Dennis (2003) Lake Erie taught me how important it is to watch the sun set. It […]
#13: The Frog Run by John Elder (2002) My own experiences in Vermont constitute the worst times of my life, through no particular fault of the Green Mountain State. There, in a third-floor […]
#7: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey (1968) Once more, I feel late to the party. I had no idea who Edward Abbey was, yet nearly every nonfiction writer I’ve read so far […]
#2: My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism by David Gessner (2011) David Gessner’s journey down Massachusetts’ Charles River may not be Marlowesque in its scope or […]
There are a number of problems with science journalism today, and they tend to feed on each other. Decades ago, when the newspaper industry had advertising-driven profit margins in the 10-25% range, […]
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?