Written by Sean Munger. Forward by Marilyn Armstrong Personally, I think it is hopeless. I don’t see any signs of progress in this country or in any major polluting nation. In the few small countries where they are making an… Read More ›
The future of climate: do you have any idea what’s really coming? – by Sean Munger – Sean Munger’s History and Culture Dispatches
This article is part of a long ongoing series of my thoughts on the role of climate change in history, which interfaces with the collapse of American democracy. Other articles in this series: The “Lenin” of climate change; rising fascism; do-nothing Democrats; the… Read More ›
We were doomed to fail in Afghanistan because we had no idea what we were really doing there. Yesterday, August 15, 2021, the Taliban recaptured Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, after a lightning offensive that followed the withdrawal of U.S…. Read More ›
A major sea change: why COVID-19 is a turning point in history. So, it is the end of March 2020, and many of us are sequestered in our homes, trying not to get the virus that’s now sweeping the globe… Read More ›
A couple of days ago, a few people reached out to me about Olympus. They knew I am an Olympus fan, and that I own and use many of their cameras. If you haven’t heard, a press release indicated that… Read More ›
What IS in a name? Good question, isn’t it?
FROM ANI, THE SMALL DOG OF SUE VINCENT, ON THE OH SO FAMILIAR SUBJECT OF “GETTING OLD.” I’ve been feeling under the weather, I’ve been feeling under the weather, It is winter and bones can get cold… Especially when you… Read More ›
So far, so good. We’ve gotten snow, but luckily not so much that it cost us a lot of money. Here’s hoping for a moderate — normal — kind of winter.
The More-or-Less Annual George R. Stewart Christmas Story Posted on November 12, 2020 Here’s the annual re-post of a story of the close connections between George R. Stewart and Jimmy Stewart, and between the mythical town of Bedford Falls and the real … Read More ›
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows . . . By Kim Harrison ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows, Solstice bonfires were burning, to toast the marshmallows. The pixies were snug in their stump,… Read More ›
Everyone knows that stone walls cover the New England landscape like honeycombs. But far fewer people know about the region’s hundreds of mysterious stone structures. In the 1930s, someone estimated that New England had 250,000 miles of stone walls. In… Read More ›