Wildfires

The continuing rage of wildfires in California where roughly 58% of forest lands are federally managed/owned, and the scourge of myopic posts that don’t recognize the incredibly complicated factors contributing to these horrific events, lit a fire under my ass and prompted this post. As I think some of you understand, the literature and research … More Wildfires

It’s not black and white: Dealin’ with the messiness

A really informative, in -depth, and thoughtful interview with Flint Michigan Police Officer Scott Watson. A number of my friends have posted articles or interviews with different Black law enforcement officials (e.g., former Sheriff Clark), Black retired football players (e.g., Herschel Walker), and others, in attempts, I think, to discredit BLM efforts and/or to suggest … More It’s not black and white: Dealin’ with the messiness

Let there be songs …

The last 48 hours I have come across a number of recordings and videos on YouTube of Grateful Dead songs being performed by incredibly diverse people, from the Austin (TX) Ukelele Society and the Earl Grey School Choir offering beautiful renditions of “Ripple”, to Norah Jones giving a gorgeous version of “They Love Each Other” … More Let there be songs …

What would you do?

“Although both the United States and Iran now appear to be backing away from a larger military confrontation, the new intelligence suggests that the loss of life from the downing of the plane was a direct result of those heightened tensions  between the countries.”  New York Times, January 9, 2020 I been thinking, I know … More What would you do?

On impeachment, the media, ethics, the economy … and stirring shit up

One of my good buddies recently made the following comment and it has fostered some strongly felt responses. My responses follow his remarks. “So, we’re now at the point where, except for Faux news and the NY Post , every major news outlet has called for Trump’s impeachment. If he truly cared about America he … More On impeachment, the media, ethics, the economy … and stirring shit up