Rankled into Action, 2017

Happy New Year to all living beings!   Live long and prosper. It’s been a troublesome and unpredictable 2016 — not that the clump of 365 consecutive days has any particular significance, but since we measure our strangeness in trips around the sun, let’s just say it: 2016 was a bloody pain in the arse. Too […]

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Victory at Standing Rock

Yesterday we were notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the Dakota Access pipeline. Instead, they will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement regarding alternative routes for the pipeline. This action strongly vindicates what the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been saying all along – […]

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Microburst Storm Damage

Only 45 minutes after the strange microburst storm hit East Arlington, we were walking home along the devastated Minuteman Bike Trail.   The first major sign of damage was a mighty tree next to the soccer field toppled across the path.    Another odd sight:  the small shed that stood at the Southwest edge of […]

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Off the face of the Earth, or Thereabouts…

No I didn’t vanish into the nether-dimensions…just flew around the globe to visit Taidong for a few weeks of R&R.  The beach at Sanyuan is still gorgeous, as long as you don’t turn around and look at the monstrous empty Meiliwan hotel that corrupt politicians built on top of it (and which is still in […]

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Alien Fungus Alert

It’s been raining for a few days here, and I noticed some strange fungus growing on a stump along the Minuteman Bike Path.   Little did I know that two days later it would be erupting into a giant orange patch of alien shrooms!   Yikes.   I don’t remember seeing stuff like this before… June 10th June […]

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Ecocities = More Bicyle, Less Car

When I am able to blank out the last thirty five years, during which I have continuously despised and fought against the automobile (even when I owned one myself…yes, I’m talking about that rattling death-trap of a 1967 Ford Falcon!), when I can forget all that, it does my heart good to hear people talking […]

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