October 18, 2020

We have an ethical obligation to be good guests when we travel, whether to ancient sites like Pompeii or to a neighborhood park. The land, the spirits of the place, and the various persons – human and otherwise – who we visit deserve our respect. Read more

October 15, 2020

These are difficult times. They will not be over on November 3, or even on January 20. But we are strong and resilient, and we have powerful allies. We will get through them. This is how. Read more

October 13, 2020

Doing bad things doesn’t mean we’re bad people – it means we’re human. But if we do the same bad thing over and over again, that says something about our character as people… and about who and what we are as a nation. Read more

October 11, 2020

Traveling in sparsely populated areas, I experienced a quiet more silent than anything I’ve heard – or haven’t heard – in many years. That’s a reminder to keep silent, to practice silence, and to enjoy silence. Read more

October 8, 2020

This is my October soundtrack – the songs I listen to and videos I watch when I want to get in the mood for pumpkins, horror movies, and dressing up like I wish I could (or would) every day. Read more

October 6, 2020

Sometimes we focus so much on the lands of our ancestors we ignore the land where we are. These are my experience of Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle, the second largest canyon in the United States. Read more

October 3, 2020

I’m not going to tell you how to feel about Donald Trump having Covid-19. Instead, I’m going to tell you what I think about the situation, and remind you that we cannot expect Covid to remove Trump from office. We have to do that, by voting him out. Read more

October 1, 2020

2020 has been a horrible year and it’s not over yet. But for now it’s October, and I intend to enjoy my favorite month. Neither Covid nor Trump can take October from me. Read more

September 27, 2020

Facts can’t beat myths – people deny inconvenient facts, truth be damned. Rational explanations can’t beat myths – people jump to ad hominem, straw man, or other logical fallacies, or they just tune it out. If you want to beat a bad myth you have to tell a better story. Read more

September 23, 2020

If you think four more years of Trump will finally bring the kind of cataclysmic change you’re hoping for, I urge you to abandon accelerationism and its apocalyptic thinking. Instead, embrace the art of the possible and the attainable, and help us move in a better direction. Read more

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