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Double Down on Science

Google “Santa Rosa fire,” then click on “images.” Unthinkable,…

Gratitude

As you read this missive, the planetary clock will have struck…

What Can You do to Head Off Extinction?

Yes, that’s a tall order. We are talking about 7.6 billion…

Doubling down on our Monument

Who ever thought that a president of the United States would…

The Hindenburg of Populism

On May 6, 1937, just after 7:00 PM local time, an airship the…

Why We March

Marching is not about Trump. It’s not about pandas. It’s…

Burning the White House

The last time the British got really annoyed with us, they burned…

Wetting the Bed: a Wake-Up Call

The joy of travel: we stepped out of the tube station at South…

Catastrophe: start small

Like you, I have just spent long hours watching and listening…

Let Us Now Praise Wolves

Look up at Grizzly Peak. In June, a wolf killed at least…

The Missing Story Line

Baton Rouge is under water. A huge swath of San Bernardino County…

Decency matters. So does wine.

It’s the best of times and the worst of times. As usual. Among…

Local Man’s Head Explodes, Science Blamed

If my head exploded in front of a United States senator, would…

Getting It Right In Paris

As we pulled our wheeled bags down Rue de Cardinal Lemoine toward…

Rocks and Twitter: Tools for the Times

A screaming Vietnamese child, her burned clothes torn away, runs…

Greensprings Inn

Playing it safe: not a survival strategy Butch and Sundance…

Climate Change, Survival and the Buzzkill Factor

One of our brilliant daughters, code-named M1, was surfing near…