Greta Thunberg is a child who has no business lecturing anyone on complex weather systems. She is also a victim of mental illness, suffering from anxiety, eating disorders, selective mutism, OCD, etc. The purpose of her campaign is not to convince anyone of anything, but to force people who disagree to either shut up, or […]
A young friend was getting frustrated by the complex moral calculus that she had to engage to be a good environmentalist. She was learning that electric cars were not as environmentally sound as promised and apparently some food choices she had been making were not environmentally sound. It was making her anxious and unsure of […]
The New York Post points out the fragility of modern cities: Walking around Midtown Saturday evening was an exercise in picking which dystopia you wanted to focus on. Thousands of people spilled out of canceled theater performances — spilling into streets and avenues, where they were vulnerable to a wave of cars, buses and trucks […]
Good take on the plastic pollution problem: A 2018 study by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food looked not just at plastic waste, but also at climate-change damage, ozone depletion, human toxicity and other indicators. It found you must reuse an organic cotton shopping bag 20,000 times before it will have less environmental damage […]
Whew, boy! Took the kayak out from Dead Horse Beach to see the sights, and maybe catch some mackerel. More days like this in Salem and I might have to move.
I’ve wanted a kayak for a long time but since a kayak is, to my mind, a luxury good – neither cheap nor necessary – I’ve been putting it off for eight years or so, finding all kinds of excuses to not go ahead with the purchase. Now that I have disposable income, storage space, […]
In Richmond VA someone described a cat in the “found” section on Craigslist: please if u r his owner contact me ASAP i can not keep him here because as cute as he is, he is CRAZY and has gotten into everything in the house in 1 night and is EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE!! Even though I […]