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How I Became an Environmentalist

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Happy Veterans Day

Today, as we honor the veterans of our armed forces, and a veteran myself, I would like to share my father-in-law’s discharge letter. Charles served as an army medic, landed at Normandy, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and … Continue reading

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“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. —JAMES A. BALDWIN” from “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” by Brené Brown

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The stunning Stout Grove.

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A Charlottesville ER Nurse speaks after a day of decompression.

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The Washington Post: Truth to power: The “inconvenient” voices taking on climate change

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Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean | PenguinRandomHouse.com

A lot of what is going on doesn’t make sense to me. This very well researched book by a well respected historian traces the conflict of democracy versus property into the conflicts that play out in the news every day. … Continue reading

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Epitaph 

In Memorium

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Post-Paris Apocalypse

I’m feeling a mix of intense emotions today with the president’s announcement that he is cancelling the Paris Accords. My sadness, disappointment and anger stem from many sources and levels. The facts that underlie our outsize responsibility. https://public.wsu.edu/~mreed/380American%20Consumption.htm

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