The Gospel of Love & Grace vs The Gospel of Hate & Fear

The Gospel of Love & Grace vs The Gospel of Hate & Fear

“I have decided to stick with love…hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is rare that posts on this blog appear but a couple of days apart. However, a coincidence of two very different events that took place this week on...
Civil Obedience and the Bill of Obligations

Civil Obedience and the Bill of Obligations

“Nobody is born in this country with genes that somehow understand and internalize what a democracy is, why it’s valuable, what’s expected of them as a citizen; we’ve gotta teach them. But we’re not teaching it. We are failing to pass on the culture, the political...
Looking back is a way of looking forward

Looking back is a way of looking forward

“Looking back is a way of looking forward.” ~ Scott Wing – Paleontologist, and Curator of Fossil Plants at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution The month of January gets its name from Janus, the two-faced god of the ancient Roman...
COP 28 and the UAE Consensus: What to make of it all

COP 28 and the UAE Consensus: What to make of it all

“The atmosphere responds to one thing: Emissions. It’s physics, stupid… And all the declarations, all the decisions, all the platitudes, all the announcements in the world, if it doesn’t translate into real world action that reduces emissions, is not worth the paper...
The Planet Needs a Shot in the Arm

The Planet Needs a Shot in the Arm

“When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.”  ~ Augustin Burroughs. The older I get, the more I agree with the sage observation of Augustin Burroughs, “When you have your health, you have...