The very last thing the old farmer wanted to do on that rainy Sunday morning in early spring was sit down and talk with me. And he had made it perfectly clear why…. Read More
I’m pleased that Betting the Farm has been reviewed by J. Scott Donahue for the Sierra Club. “More Americans believe in angels than in climate change, writes journalist Seamus McGraw in his new book, … Read More
Maybe after all these years, my memory is playing tricks on me, but I remember him looking like a brilliant bolt of lightning that carried its own storm inside it…. Read More
You almost have to be lost to find it. And even then, if you don’t know in your bones what you’re looking at, you might not realize what you’ve found…. Read More
It wasn’t until weeks later–long after the half-gallon of Carlo Rossi red I had swilled and the painkillers that came later in the night wore off–that I actually felt the impact. Sure, I had some vague recollection of the fall, of trying to hop up on the banister in the atrium of my college dorm, three floors above a flagstone foyer, and of missing it by a good six inches. … Read More
I’m doing some back of the envelope calculations, and it’s starting to dawn on me that California almonds are kind of like crunchy coal when it comes to the challenges we’re facing…. Read More
So, apparently they’re planning on opening a Hunger Games Theme Park. It’s going to be called Kentucky.