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Greta Refuses to Believe in Evil. She Should.

September 27th, 2019 No Comments

Greta Thunberg dispensed with ceremonial niceties when she addressed this week’s United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. Her message started with thunder. She came to rain on her elders’ parade. Here’s how she began: “My message is that we’ll be watching you. This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should […]


Celebrate and Remember Annette Montero

September 27th, 2019 No Comments

Annette Montero died a month ago yesterday. Her red sleeping bag had holes in it, spewing a trail of feathers wherever she went. Unable to get to her usual place, she slept in a downtown alley, near a Dumpster. Annette Montero’s life ended when a garbage hauler was making his pre-dawn rounds. Even if he […]


Self-Selection is Diversity’s Natural Predator

August 16th, 2019 No Comments

Diversity accelerates adaptation, once self-selection has been removed. Allegiance to one another and to those who came before occurs less naturally, and so less often. History has less sway on the future.


Outrage is Not Easily Contained

August 10th, 2019 No Comments

I watched how outrage brought people together more powerfully than anything else. It worried me. Outrage is rage aimed at outsiders. Both halves of that formula are dangerous.


Eugene Needs a Fringe Festival

August 2nd, 2019 No Comments

Fringe Festivals share several defining characteristics. They are as inclusive and diverse as possible….


There Is Some Fakery in Our News

July 26th, 2019 No Comments

“Could not be determined” — in other, clearer words — has at least four different meanings: We didn’t ask; we don’t know; we can’t prove; we can’t say.


DC Fireworks Were a Sight to Withhold

July 22nd, 2019 No Comments

Any breeze would have dissipated the obstruction, but there was no breeze. None at all. Nature was holding its breath.


Olympic Dreaming is Coming True

July 7th, 2019 No Comments

I try hard never to repeat myself. There are too many stories to be told all around us every day. It has never made sense for me to cover the same ground a second time. But rules are made to be broken. I’d like to go back to something I wrote almost exactly 11 years […]


Costa Rica’s Coasts Are Flipped

July 1st, 2019 No Comments

Costa Rica’s Pacific “mixing bowl” contrasts with the “melting pot” along its Caribbean beaches. “Laid back” barely captures it. I saw a cat and a dog playing like cousins.


Alley Valkyrie: Where is She Now?

May 5th, 2019 No Comments

After three weeks in the forest, she came into town and stumbled on Saturday Market. She immediately knew two things, but only one of them consciously.