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Elmer’s, Wood, or Crazy? The Glue of Groups

Hot on the heels of my discovery that I am likely a very tiny member of a very tiny minority of people in this country because I find the massive number of God-Science sites utterly lunatic (referenced in the post on Young Earth Activists) and honestly quite irrelevant to reality, I tripped over this in […]

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Young Earth Activists and the Gap Theory

Folks are working very hard to “prove” their “faith” is “scientific.” I had no idea it was such a massive industry.  A Facebook comment today on this story, “Vi Simpson: The Woman Who Punked The Radical Republicans in the Indiana State Senate and Their Creationist Bill,” alerted me to this.  The commenter went to a […]

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Sunday Sermon: Spirituality Replaces the Unknown, like always

Today, as it is Sunday, the newspaper offers content to match the world of religious observance.  In “Losing their religion: Young people rejecting organized worship at an unprecedented rate” (pay-wall) we discover several things about “young people” and the oldsters who are concerned for them. Primarily, we discover an “emblematic” type of young person–here is […]

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Accumulation by Dispossession: Land Theft Masquerading as “Empowering Parents”

Just read these two pieces and see if you need much more to understand the reality of what “loosing” the beast upon the prey that is your public schools, and by very near and dear extension, your children, OUR children, OUR communities. First, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch an editorial (full of real facts and […]

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Glorifying War Shall Not Grow Old

Concerning War Movies (prompted by a conversation about Peter Jackson’s movie They Shall Not Grow Old). In J. D. Salinger’s […]

Cutting Down the Clouds

This winter they are cutting down our woods more seriously than ever,—Fair Haven Hill, Walden, Linnaea Borealis Wood, etc. etc. […]

Representative Texts from Hawthorne to Dickinson

In your daily busyness you are pressed for time to think and often choose instead anesthetization – watching any number […]

Between Hope and Defeat, History and Heaven

“God himself culminates in the present moment.” (Thoreau) What is “now” for? What if you “know” the future? Fairy tales […]

Absolute Solutions Necessary

Only two things to do: 1. zero out carbon emissions 2. exception: all technological and scientific labor exploring new solutions […]

Rachel Carson’s book had no real effect

Facing Global Climate Disruption and the End of Everything All At Once… David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth tries very hard […]