Yesterday, I saw “42” – the film about Jackie Robinson. “42,” by the way, is the number he wore when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is the only number retired by all major league baseball teams. On a particular day early in each season, every player wears number 42 to commemorate Jackie Robinson’s [...]
Sometimes, stories gestate in the back of my mind. They don’t gather dust. They gather meaning. Take this one from the June 20, 2012 Wall St. Journal: “UK to Require All LSE-Listed Companies to Disclose Greenhouse Emissions.” On the surface, it’s a “dog bites man” story, i.e. another ho-hum tale of a government imposing [...]
“People who talk about ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’? Most are damn sinners!” I stared at this guy. I’d known him for a few years. Now, he was thumping the coffee shop table as if it were a Bible. His fingertips were red. I wondered if he’d broken a few blood vessels. “You can’t be [...]
Mainstream news is largely based around bad news, celebrities, the stock market and sex scandals. Here’s the ideal mainstream story: “Herman Cain and Lindsay Lohan had sex on the floor of NY Stock Exchange. According to knowledgeable sources, they were able to do this, because fundamentalists had sent a ricin-laced letter to Tim Geithner, [...]
In the US’ Great Transition from non-renewable energy (oil, coal and natural gas) to renewable energy (solar, wind, geo-thermal, etc.), Hawaii is my bet to become the first state totally or largely powered by renewable energy. Now, I love Hawaii – for a lot of reasons. For instance, my wife and I periodically kick off [...]
Melting Down by Harvey Stone, Signed Hardcover (Limited)
The dream of fanatics: America on its knees. Europe under water. Every other nation in ruin.
“Sheer weight of scientific data seems not to have gotten across the point about global warming; maybe a good old red-blooded American thriller can help do the trick!” Bill McKibben, Author, The End of Nature & EAARTH, Founder, 350.org