I was raised by a mother who thought god was great and a father who thought the forest was great. I was educated in a system that sought to teach me America was great. I’m now an elder and have long been disabused of the notion of god’s or america’s greatness—dad was right, walking in the woods is as close as any of us will ever get to what’s true and valuable… Read More

Like the majority of voters this year, I did NOT vote for the shyster who, thanks to a flawed institution called the electoral college, is about to become the American president. In fact I abhor the person who won. Unfortunately I do not have the means nor the authority to move my entire extended family to a more compatible environment/country/region. Besides if I did, I’d still have to fear American presidential irrationality,… Read More