Pros: People will respect me and think I’m a serious person. Maybe I can get a job that will allow me to save money. I like learning. Cons: By the time I finish grad school the world might already be ending, all the jobs will be gone, and I will end up having wasted several […]
This year I considered making a New Year’s Resolution to not shop at Amazon anymore. But that failed pretty quickly. It’s just that they have all of the obscure books and all of the obscure homeopathic remedies (yes those are basically the two categories of things that I buy on Amazon). Actually, first I considered […]
Finite resources: time, money, food, water Infinite resources: beauty, love, creativity, stories, art But somewhere along the line we started treating love like it was money and art like it was food.
I grew up in the country of capitalism. Yes, even more than America, I belong to capitalism. It is amazing to me, how much I belong to capitalism. Economic growth is good. Yes we need growth. Even if it means skinning the earth alive. I speak the language of jobs. Let’s create jobs. Each person […]
There is a man who lives in Brunswick Maine named Mitt. He works at a diner there. And sometimes he gives out free breakfast and coffee to people on long bike tours. Mitt rides his bike a lot, too. Once he rode it across the country and he says it’s the best thing he ever […]
I was on my way into a Rite Aid when I saw the woman begging on the sidewalk near the door. Honestly I wouldn’t have stopped except there was a backlog to get into the Rite Aid and while I waited the begging woman started talking to me. Could I get her something to eat? […]
After three hundred years of economic expansion, we are so impoverished that we lack the wealth and freedom of a squirrel. The indigenous people who lived here before the Europeans arrived had the run of the land. They had the simple freedom to say, “Let us climb that mountain. Let us swim in that lake. […]