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 […]


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. […]

Solidarity Is Essential

“Spoiler Alert:”  at over 1,000 words, this is one of the longer posts we’ve written.  “Click” the arrows to open comments. Though disheartened when I learned that Goodyear listed “All Lives Matter” as unacceptable as part of its zero-tolerance policy, I take strength that others do believe that all lives matter and consider it a […]