Seeking truths through reading and writing

In hope for human progress.


Welcome!  I'm firmly grounded in progressive values.  I'd like to believe that love, compassion, and rational thinking can prevail to heal humanity's perpetual self-inflicted injuries, but such a path to human progress is by no means certain.  This site is where I share my values, ideas, and deep concerns.  I also recommend here a number of books, both fiction and nonfiction, that suggest the possibility of a better way forward.  Please join me in my search.

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AUGUST 11, 2023

Welcome to my blog. Let me begin with a bit of history. I had a WordPress site for years, since about 2015, I think. I posted a lot of political stuff there, much of it related to climate activism. I had some success in stirring up controversy, but I largely failed to move the needle on meaningful climate action.

Then one day nearly two years ago, my WordPress site blew up. Although I had automatic backups, I had no idea how to restore them, so instead I kissed the old website goodbye. I moved my domain to StableHost, and easily put up a new template.

Then came radio silence. I found I had nothing to say. No, more accurately, I found I had so much to say that I couldn’t decide where to begin. As a result, I wrote nothing for an entire year and a half, until now, with this inaugural post.

I’ve just returned to California from a three-week trip to the east coast. The trip has cleared my brain and perhaps opened my mind a bit. It was unique in many respects. Subsequent posts will recount highlights of that trip. I hope these posts will be brief and frequent. If I happen to write something that moves you or exemplifies good writing, please comment, so I can try to do more of it.

So, let’s go.


Reflecting on Two Trips to California, Sixty Years Apart

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