Meat Eater

I encountered this pig on the streets of Cité Soleil, Haiti in March 2016.  I’ve been thinking about him – or her – a lot lately.  I am certain he is happier rummaging on this garbage-strewn beach than the millions of pigs raised on industrial farms in a space no larger than a refrigerator.  I […]

Anthropause

I learned two new words in 2020, anthropause and Anthropocene. Coined by a group of international researchers in a paper they collaboratively wrote in June 2020, anthropause means “a considerable global slowing of modern human activities, notably travel.”  This is how this group of researchers characterize the international lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19. […]