Monthly Archives: November 2010

Al Gore’s House

 A reader o’ the blog sent an item that’s been floating around the Web for a few years. The header is: “Look over the descriptions of the following two houses and see if you can tell which belongs to an … Continue reading

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Plastic Forks in the Road

A few years ago, for my newspaper day job, I interviewed someone who was working to “green” a big outdoor festival  here in Pittsburgh. One strategy was to require all the food vendors – chicken on a stick, etc. – … Continue reading

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There is a Path Through the Woods

In Yellowstone National Park, it struck me that though the woods and meadows are vast, the hiking trails cut through them are modest – usually not much wider than a deer path. Off-trail, little to nothing is done to the … Continue reading

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Right-wingers and the Environment

We conventionally equate right-wingers with “conservatives” (and, in the U.S., with Republicans). But if nothing else does, the right’s approach to the environment proves the equivalency false. Or, at the least, it proves that in politics we badly misuse the … Continue reading

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Think Slow

I just read a Malcolm Gladwell article in the Oct. 4 New Yorker that argues that while social media like Facebook and Twitter are great at some socially useful things — like finding a tissue match for someone who needs … Continue reading

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