Category Archives: Personal Sustainability

Romney’s Convention Speech: The Etch-A-Sketch Kabuki Theater Moment of the Republican Convention

Last night the RNC created and unveiled a new political character called “Mitt Romney the Good Guy,” and had him cry about mommy and daddy on live TV in order to both suck in those who will respond to such … Continue reading

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Why This Generation of Young People Want the Older Generation to Hurry and Die Off: The Times Are Changing

Bob Dylan wrote the following lyrics many years ago for a generation lost in an immoral war in Vietnam and an immoral cultural war against civil rights. His words are perhaps more important today, as this generation confronts a war … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum, The Pope, The Mormon Church, and Utah’s Environmental Disaster

It was a scene of expected hubris and environmental stupidity in this Republican primary season. We have over these past months, finally been spared the intellectual bottom feeding of  Republican candidates such as Christine O’Donnell, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Michele … Continue reading

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Before The Breathing Air Is Gone

Before The Sun, Is Just a Bright Spot In the Night Time While I was still in architectural school at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 1970,  Three Dog Night produced an album entitled, It Ain’t Easy. On the album … Continue reading

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From Beijing to Salt Lake City With Love: The Politics of Dirty Air

In a recent New York Times news story entitled, “The Privileges of China’s Elite Include Purified Air,” air quality has become so dangerous and unhealthy, that government officials are being supplied with air purifying systems in their offices as well … Continue reading

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Conservative Politics and the Environment

Corporate Interests and Environmental Destruction A recent editorial in the New York Times reveals a grim statistic about Republicans and the environment. As of Friday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives had voted 168 times this year to undercut clean air … Continue reading

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What Will It Take To Make People Care About the Environment?

This past summer I read Bill McKibben’s most recent and most alarming book, EAARTH. Yes, Eaarth with two As subtitled, “Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. He changes the traditional spelling of earth because he writes about a … Continue reading

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A New American Environmental Revolution

As we watch (mostly) young people gather in our nation’s cities under the overall banner of Occupy Wall Street, it is time to renew ourselves with one of Bob Dylan’s most important songs. He wrote it at a time when … Continue reading

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