Sunday, May 8, 2022

Steve Schmidt’s post on the subject of John McCain, with commentary on Sarah Palin

 Schmidt created a Substack account which we can subscribe to. His first post covers some the issues I referred to in the previous post. Schmidt’s post is available to read without paying.

Trump/Palin ticket in 2024?

 A key development for coverage of US politics: Steve Schmidt tweets extensively about Sarah Palin and her selection by McCain. As immediate follow up, Seth Abramson describes Russian influence on Palin prior to her selection. He explores her rise, her connections, and the possibility of a Trump/Palin ticket. His long article is behind a paywall and I am a subscriber - wish you could read it.  Anyway, pay attention to this topic.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

RIP Bonnie Thompson, friend of 55 years

 Died of Alzheimer’s this weekend, so this is bitter sweet. She was like family to me, as was her entire family. All the best, Bonnie. You were a friendly, humorous, and helpful presence in my life.

Monday, March 21, 2022

John Markoff with Stewart Brand in Sausalito, CA

 On Thursday, April 7, 2022 Markoff will appear with Stewart Brand, one of my formative influences, in Sausalito. Markoff’s new book on Brand, Whole Earth, will arrive in bookstores tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

RIP Roger Longnecker

 Roger Longnecker, my high school history teacher, was my favorite K-12 teacher. He treated us like adults, with respect, and helped us learn about early American history. He wrote my draft board a letter of support for my application for Conscientious Objector status. He passed away today from brain cancer. He is in my heart and I am sad. He was a good man.


Monday, March 14, 2022

cattails catastrophe

 Cattails are spreading widely around northern lakes. Studies show that this increases methane emissions compared to forests that usually occupy these areas. As a result, methane production by these areas is projected to increase 70% over the next 50 years. According to the EPA, methane is 25X more problematic than carbon dioxide in terms of climate change.

sources: Earth Emergency documentary and EPA

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