Category Archives: Current Events

WHAT WE NEED IN A CANDIDATE

TweetWhen I was in college, I took a course called Man and Religion. One day, the professor used the class to discuss what had happened to the collective psyche of Mankind when we created bombs that could literally destroy the

AN OPEN LETTER TO GRETA THUNBERG

TweetDear Greta, You’ve obviously gotten under the very thin skin of some people who aren’t interested in saving the planet. Someone on Fox News called you “mentally ill,” Laura Ingraham said you reminded her of Stephen King’s “children of the

THE MEN WHO WOULD DESTROY EARTH

TweetIn the time it takes you to inhale and exhale, swaths of the Amazon rainforest will have burned. Countless animals will have died. We will never know the true death toll. 10% of the species living on this planet reside

IT’S THE PLANET, STUPID

TweetIn 1973, Richard Nixon, hardly a nature boy, was intelligent enough to know that the balance of nature – animals, plants, ecosystems – needed to be protected from corporate greed and short-sighted people who would put profit over stewardship of

THE RACIST IN CHIEF

TweetI would like to plead with every journalist, pundit, and talk show guest to never again ask whether or not Donald Trump is a racist. For those who still had their doubts, he just answered the question in his latest

THE TIME BEFORE ROE V. WADE

TweetHer eyes looked haunted, distant, as she began telling me the story. It was the 70s and we were working together at a summer job. I’m not sure how the subject of children came up – it might have been

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO AMAZON

TweetIncreasingly, it seems as if this is Amazon’s world and we’re just living in it. We went from only going on Amazon to find books and other stuff to buying our groceries at Whole Foods from Amazon, since they now

ABOUT 9/11

TweetIn my new novel, The Wrong Side of Night, 9/11 serves as the backstory. The main character’s father and brother died on that day, with none of their remains ever found. We discover part way through the novel, however, that

WHAT MAKES TRUMP HAPPY

Tweet  Many years ago, I knew a woman who had escaped an abusive husband. But not before he beat her numerous times, usually where the bruises and abrasions wouldn’t show. She never wore short sleeved or sleeveless tops because her

ABOUT JOE BIDEN

TweetI was hoping this whole thing with Joe Biden’s squishy boundaries would go away quickly. I hoped that women would, in a united front, confirm that while it is not okay for a man to plow into their space with

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