One Day in 1969/One Day in 2020

Dream Song 14, a poem by John Berryman.   Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn, and moreover my mother told me as a boy (repeatingly) ‘Ever to confess you’re bored means you have no Inner Resources.’ I conclude…

Pumping the Drain

Something is hiding behind the plunging prices and seemingly grim future of the fossil fuel industry. The insurance industry’s insidious support of Big Oil shows no signs of stopping in the face of the dangers of climate change. Three years ago, Native American tribes, environmentalists, and other activists protested the construction of the Dakota Access…

Unnatural Disasters

In the midst of the overwhelming societal and economic changes the world has undergone during pandemic times, one consequence is causing a somewhat invisible backwards force. The Atlantic argues that pandemics affect men and women differently-that of all of the consequences of this new way of life, the economic effect will hit women the hardest.…