Natural Gas: The Bridge is OUT

Naomi Oreskes is known to me from the brilliant Merchants of Doubt on the truth-management practices “from tobacco to global warming.” As she considers our energy future,  if we continue down the path we’re on,  she says we follow a “Green Bridge to Hell.” I think she’s spot on with that conviction. I’ve had this dope-slap realization […]

End of the Age: A Splendidly Disturbing Time

We toured the 31 outdoor wooden “sculptures” in a distant Floyd County field with both our imaginations and the creating artist’s names and a brief hint at explanations about each piece staged over a half mile winding trail. The one pictured here is called the “Harvester” and the artist, Charlie Brouwer, explains it this way. Charlie […]

When to Say NO

I’m sorry to focus so often lately on the intended assault on Floyd and other adjacent counties by the planned interstate 42 inch natural (fracked) gas pipeline that will stretch more than 300 miles from West Virginia to the North Carolina border of Virginia. I will let the image express how the thought of such a […]