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Monthly Archives: September 2015

An environmental victory

This is another of my photo essays on grassroots environmental activism. For three and a half years, ever since a Tea Party takeover of the legislature has tried to fast-track fracking and off-shore oil drilling into North Carolina, a tenacious little organization called No Fracking in Stokes has fought to keep fracking out of Stokes […]

Rainy day breakfast

All during the night, a steady rain blew in from an Atlantic storm. The high temperature forecast for today is 62. This is sprouted wheat pancakes with maple syrup and blackberry preserves. I wish I could say that I made the preserves, but a friend gave them to me.

The last rose of summer

And ripening persimmons…

Oratorio in Ursa Major

I am happy to report that, this morning, I finished the first draft of Oratorio in Ursa Major. This novel, of course, is a sequel to Fugue in Ursa Major, which I published last year. After a couple of rounds of author revisions, which should take a few weeks, the book will go to the […]

Should we tolerate the intolerant? (updated)

Kim Davis, an elected county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, according to news reports, is continuing to deny marriage licenses today, despite an order by the U.S. Supreme Court that she cannot refuse to do so. She believes that she is defending her religious liberty and that her religious liberty trumps not only the law, […]