Thank you Anita Hill

Thank you Anita Hill

Remember Anita Hill? I do. She was the woman that broke down the padlocked door on the subject of sexual harassment in the workplace. And she did it on national television, in front of the senate judiciary committee who was taking testimony on the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. This… Read More

The Benefits of Being Lost

The Benefits of Being Lost

While on my way to Table Rock Wilderness Sunday, I took a wrong turn. Instead of continuing straight on the somewhat paved mountain road, I turned right, onto a gravel road which quickly deteriorated to a mud road. Immediately, I felt I was in unknown territory, but I doubted my… Read More

LET’S ARREST YOUR SISTER

LET’S ARREST YOUR SISTER

You know what really pisses me off about the whole “Women should be punished” for having an abortion comment made by Donald Trump to MSNBC’s Chris Mathews? It’s all these pro-lifers who have come out screaming about how terrible of a thing that was to say. These women are “victims”… Read More

Open Letter to Senator Mitch McConnell

Open Letter to Senator Mitch McConnell

March 20, 2016 Dear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, I don’t care what mental gymnastics you have done to decide it is somehow better for the Nation to postpone a hearing and vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, but I must respectfully disagree. Your action, or rather,… Read More

A Haunting Glimpse of Anonymous Humanity

A Haunting Glimpse of Anonymous Humanity

Painting on negatives by Nick Gentry What I love about the internet is that it is truly becoming the Earth’s nervous system, a high speed causeway for information. Every photograph, film, voice, song, email, text, pdf, recipe, and memory, potentially causing a reaction in parts unknown, to people unknown. Every… Read More

Why I Won’t Denounce Trump — Yet

Why I Won’t Denounce Trump — Yet

  In one of the oddest election seasons in recent history, progressives and many conservatives have come to agree on one thing: that the caustic and divisive rhetoric that spews from Donald Trump’s mouth is creating a dark age of overt intolerance. Republicans and Democrats are coming together to renounce… Read More

Beyond Dancing

In the act of preserving land for the future, we have often neglected the future of people who considered those lands not just home, but hunting and burial ground,  garden and god Hopi dancer outside Hopi House, Grand Canyon South Rim, 9/2015 In the Grand Canyon I hike down to… Read More

A Few Facts About Flint Michigan

A Few Facts About Flint Michigan

To save money, officials in Flint, Michigan stopped using water from Lake Huron to draw it instead from the Flint River. The problem: Flint River water was polluted and corrosive causing lead to leach from the city’s old pipes. Eden Wells, Michigan’s chief medical executive, has said that all children… Read More

On the Molalla

On the Molalla

Fluted basalt columns wound into a nautilus turquoise water  moss covered trees rain-licked ferns  slick-capped mushrooms feeding on rich black soil the scent of origin and rot -Naseem Rakha, 2/4/16

Everything is Temporary

Everything is Temporary

Walking along the Colorado River, RM 179.5 in the Grand Canyon, I see a twisted outcrop of columnar basalt. Pillars of hardened lava protrude right then left, up then down, a stark contrast to the basalt on its sides, tall and vertical columns—sentries guarding a renegade piece of the past…. Read More