The Age of Man

“It’s grand to be an Englishman in 1910. King Edward’s on the throne; it’s the age of men!” I had no idea what these words meant when I first heard them sung in the film Mary Poppins as a young child. I just knew that Mr. Banks was happy with his life, even though he was very clearly unhappy […]

Why We Need a Planet

Hello fellow humans (and animals that can read). I am going to make a quick assumption, with apologies to anyone currently reading this from the International Space Station, and posit that all of you are currently on Earth. I am also going to assume that the majority of you have not only never not been on […]

The Reason I Am Depressed This Spring

Something feels off. Something isn’t right. I know it’s probably actually me, but in the back of my heart I still feel the pulse of a larger discordance, even though no one else seems to feel it. I am not in my happy place. It’s been a week or so now, and I just can’t […]

Winter Is Not Coming

I am reporting here from warm and sunny Vermont. That sentence ought to terrify you when you realize that it is December. Yes, this is December 11th, and the high today is 54. It has not snowed yet this season, and we don’t expect it to either. I don’t care what Fox News says, we are in […]

A Few Easy Ways to Ensure the Survival of Humanity

Today is Earth Day.  It is a day that we celebrate the planet that we live on.  And do you know why we celebrate it?  Is it because it is pretty?  NO!  WE NEED IT TO LIVE ON!  Perhaps some of you have lost sight of the fact that if we kill most of the […]