Category Archives: Politics

Science and Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Here is a small glimpse of our burgeoning garden (even lusher due to one of the rainiest winters on record). I’m always amazed at what will pop up on its own, thanks to the rich humus under several large trees, … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice and the Longest Night

Happy Solstice! On this shortest day and longest night of the year, autumn’s harvest season ends and winter begins. Nearby, a wonderful local bookstore hosts the Point Reyes Books annual reading, named after Wendell Berry‘s “To Know the Dark”: To go in … Continue reading

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Geography of Hope

The Geography of Hope environmental literary conference takes place in the northern California town of Point Reyes Station. The former railroad station sits just east of where the San Andreas Fault splits California between the Pacific and the North American … Continue reading

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Ideas about Occupation

The notion of occupation isn’t new. In addition to a shameful history of our government occupying other countries (e.g. the Philippines, Iraq), ordinary Americans also have a rich tradition of taking to the streets or whatever land they find themselves … Continue reading

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9/11 – Ten Years On

On September 10, 2001, I boarded United Airlines flight #93 to return to San Francisco after a dear friend’s wedding in New York. The next day, that flight ceased to exist. The unthinkable, perhaps inevitable, and irrevocable had occurred. Other … Continue reading

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