Category Culture

Matter of Scale

Do aggregates of humans  in business suits lose their soul beyond a certain number under the same corporate roof?  Does the myopic quest for efficiency and profit to the exclusion of all other common good turn proper intention toward the dark side?…

The Technosphere: The World We Have Created

Earth’s ‘technosphere’ now weighs 30 trillion tons — ScienceDaily “The word technology comes from two Greek words, transliterated techne and logos. Techne means art, skill, craft, or the way, manner, or means by which a thing is gained.” And so,…

Mt Valley Pipeline Hits a Speed Bump

Blue Ridge Mountains from the air

In case you once followed the progress (or potential devastation) of the 42-inch Mountain Valley Fracked-unNatural Gas Pipeline but had wandered away from the topic, seeing its opposition as a spitting-into-the-wind lost cause, you might want to take a few…

Leaf-blown: The Wind from Hell

The guy lived two blocks away in our in-town community, so however agitated it made me, his nearest neighbors  probably took turns calling the sheriff’s department every Saturday and/or Sunday morning in the fall and spring to complain (to no…

Out of Chaos, Order

Structure–even frail and fragile and failing structure–seems preferable to sudden and complete disorder. The center does not hold. The old logic is suddenly devoid of common understanding. Change for its own sake yields a horrible tsunami of ambiguity and chaos where…

Post-election Phantom Limb Pain

I am grappling with the new and unsettled and unsettling feelings I have this morning, the first back in my writing place since the Day After, and just the other side of more than 24 hours on the road. Back,…

Wikileaks: Black Ops Now With Halo

OR: The enemy of my enemy is my friend? Now Wikileaks, once vilified as an enemy of the state, is the goose that may lay the October Surprise egg, and the media says bring it on. If we legitimize and…

Today’s Internet: Where’s the Beef?

There’s a sucker born every minute. Though P.T. Barnum probably never said this, the intent of the phrase continues to hold true. And the Internet has become a field white unto harvest for suckers. Exhibit A: PriceFixer: Geniux Anderson Cooper…

Waste Not: Food Stewardship

Top headline here that I don’t want you to miss is that THIS WEEK–on Wednesday March 2, SustainFloyd will be presenting the first in our Spring movie season. Both the first and the second movies this year are about our…

Hair of the Dog

I discovered from Google Search recent hits that I was not the only one trying to figure out what Ted Cruz looks like. Maybe like me, all those searchers knew his face but could not figure out why it pushes…

Irrepressible Expressions of our WhoNess

You’ll be happy you clicked through the images produced by “Flora Forager” from natural bits of color and shape. At least taking time to appreciate the details of these creations perked me up after spending way  more time than was…

The POINT of a Hundred Points of Light

[su_youtube_advanced url=”https://youtu.be/X1RWfhGBFyc” rel=”no”] I really must take control of the morning coffee-browse, because it invariably sends me off down rabbit trails other than the intentional path I thought I was going to take, and really should have gotten right on,…