Politics and its Discontents: Dispatches From Hell

… with a little water thrown in at the end to balance things out. Meanwhile, Fortune Magazine predicts that things will only get much, much worse in the years to come. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Our Arrogance Knows No Limits

Not even the most powerful water canons in the world would seem able to tame the fires of our collective arrogance, self-indulgence, bloated lifestyles and sense of entitlement. Look where they have gotten us: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: May This Day Never Come

I pray we never get to the day when scenes like the following become so commonplace that we regard them with only the passing interest we might today express in a rocket launch, and not the shock, awe and humbling that they undoubtedly merit: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: I’ve Seen Fire, And I’ve Seen Rain

I readily admit that I am transfixed, awed and horrified by these now-regular reports of unfolding climatic disaster. Yet our hubristic selfishness continues unabated. Why? Is this humanity’s fatal flaw? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: I Kmow You Are Probably Tired Of This

…. but I suspect that our earth is growing even more weary: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Angry For Good Reason

Every evening at 6:30, I try to take about 10 minutes to watch NBC Nightly News, the object of my interest not American politics but the apocalyptic imagery of the West Coast wildfires. Every night seems to bring reports of new conflagrations and tragedy, and every night my anger grows, not just for the loss ...