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COVID-19: a war of the worlds

Posted on March 26, 2020
COVID-19: a war of the worlds

We live in two worlds, the world of the large and the world of the small. The large world includes those things we can see with the... Continue

Tearing the ties that bind

Posted on March 23, 2020
Tearing the ties that bind

What’s to be done when those we love and care about become the potential agents of our own demise? This pandemic presents us... Continue

America’s not ready

Posted on March 12, 2020
America's not ready

Super Tuesday appears to have provided the likely answer to the question of who will be the Democratic Party‚Äôs candidate for President... Continue

The growth paradox

Posted on February 27, 2020
The growth paradox

Life on planet earth is a complex, adaptive system programmed for growth. Thus despite periodic major extinctions over its long history,... Continue

The problem of evil

Posted on February 16, 2020
The problem of evil

As I see it, evil is the willful infliction of pain and suffering on others. It’s been with us for a very long time, and will... Continue

The homelessness Tsunami

Posted on February 1, 2020
The homelessness Tsunami

Sonoma County estimates 3,000 people are homeless in the county, and is struggling to respond to this human crisis. $11 million was... Continue

Accessory Dwelling Units — a building industry dream come true

Posted on January 18, 2020

“We’ll make you big money by renting your backyard, and it won’t cost you a dime!” So advertise backyard lease,... Continue

Progress at all costs?

Posted on December 30, 2019

A recent article in The Atlantic about seabed mining points out that the metals targeted for collection include copper, manganese,... Continue

1967 and the death of Groovy

Posted on December 23, 2019
1967 and the death of Groovy

1967 was one hell of a year. I’ll try to make it short. It broke open in February, six weeks into my second semester at Rhode... Continue

Homage to The Great Waveform

Posted on December 15, 2019
Homage to The Great Waveform

While enjoying my daily five-mile walk I found myself attending to each foot coming into contact with the ground, and reflecting on... Continue


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