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Fragments from Floyd

Step It Up!

Speaking to a Dartmouth audience about changing global warming’s impact by modified lifestyles and economies, Bill McKibben was accused of “preaching to the choir”. How will converting the converts do any good, asked one person in the audience. “Only if the choir sings five times louder is there any chance we’ll get federal legislation to … Read more

Fools Names and Fools Faces

It was not hard to find evidence of Blue Ridge Parkway decline a few weeks back when I went looking for it for the purposes of a Parkway newsletter. Damage from the vagaries of weather–like the two ice storms we’ve had in the last month–one can to some degree overlook as “acts of God.” But … Read more