Browsing All posts tagged under »Environment«

Ideological Wars

July 30, 2011


We aren’t fighting a war against terrorists to win the hearts and minds of the Middle East. We are fighting it to end the threat of terrorism. Victory can’t be achieved with bullets and bombs alone. This is, at its core, an ideological war. Just as we defeated communism by defeating the communists’ ideology, we […]


July 26, 2011


“The troubles of modern life come from being divorced from nature.” Isaac Asimov Her first fish was a Red Ear Sunfish. Standard ultra light rod and reel.  4lb test monofilament.  Small hook and live earthworm.  2 foot lead from small red/white bobber. She had trouble casting over the edge of the railing, so I cast it […]

A Second Silent Summer

July 21, 2011


Just like that, more news about the EPA and the environment. I thought my post about the troubled waters of our Gulf was timely. Then, today I read that the EPA is about to release a report on the pesticide atrazine that is a known harmful agent to humans.  However, the EPA is also meeting […]

Silent Summer

July 20, 2011


If I were to ask you what the top news of the day was, what would you be most likely to say for Wednesday, July 20, 2011? Murdoch and hacking? Obama and debt-ceiling? The deadly heat wave? Yet, in reality, the arbiters of information feed you what they want you to know, and bury what […]


July 20, 2011


What do you make of this carbon footprint graphic?  Does it make you want to go vegetarian?  Does it make you want to eat local and organic?  Do you want to grow your own?


June 30, 2011


This new film explores the controversial topic of ideological differences. I’m fascinated by this topic because I will be teaching a course on environmental literature in the coming year. I’ve been reading a lot of articles, going through old books, old essays, online pieces, and print journalism. I’m fascinated with the coverage of environmental awareness, […]