According to The Guardian magazine, “Poor Little Snowflake” is the defining insult of 2016. The term emerged out of Brexit and the US election and is mainly lobbed by the right at what they consider to be the thin-skinned behavior and comments of the left. In September, the Guardian article… Read More
What I learned from watching Trump’s press conference today is that our president would not have made Russian prostitutes pee on his bed because he is a “germaphobe.” That’s right. Still, if the allegations are true, the 36-page report detailing his relationship with Putin and as well as Trump’s kinky sexual… Read More
On Inauguration day I am not having a party.
There is a place in the Grand Canyon called Red Wall Cavern. It is this place, featured in these pictures taken early on in my trip through the Grand Canyon last winter. When John Wesley Powell first saw the cavern on his expedition down the river, the one-armed explorer thought… Read More
Dear President Elect Donald Trump, I know how you can become one of the greatest presidents in US history. It is simple. It is straightforward, and it is something only YOU can do. Not Hillary Clinton. Not Paul Ryan. Not Mike Pence. YOU. Here’s how. 1) Forget about making friends…. Read More
These are hard times. In the United States, and around the world, people are turning toward their darker selves, shoring up their own walls—metaphorical and real. In the United States and around the world, people are letting themselves be guided by fear. As a result, people are becoming more extreme… Read More