The Future is Now

These days I’m feeling all right ‘Cept I can’t tell my courage from my desperation – Bruce Springsteen, Local Hero 1992 Having just stared into the abyss of insurrection, and after enduring four years of climate change denial, the denigration...
Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home

You know that flag flying over the courthouse means certain things are set in stone Who we are, what we’ll do and what we won’t – Bruce Springsteen, Long Walk Home 2007 In the grand scheme of things, the American democratic experiment is pretty new,...

A New Year

I welcomed 2021 with a sense of optimism and hope absent these last four years. While embracing the good feeling, I do so newly aware of how tenuous many of my assumptions about the bounds of civil society actually are. Rather than be discouraged, I’ve found renewed...

Science

As we face a long and difficult winter with Covid-19 infections ripping through the country, the prospect of effective vaccines has provided a much-needed glimmer of hope. As the weight of the exploding pandemic has worsened, it is both important and instructive to...

Fear Factor

With Thanksgiving upon us, the holiday season is about to officially begin but we all know it feels different this year. The pandemic is preventing many traditional family gatherings from happening this year. Mine isn’t, and while that makes me sad, I do have loved...