Category Archives: reading

No Nukes

My family never talks about feelings, and we certainly never talk about plutonium. It’s hard to take something seriously if you can’t see it, smell it, touch it, or feel it. Plutonium is a cosmic trick. The invisible enemy, the … Continue reading

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Photography Resolutions

Just read an interesting piece by Mark Morris at Improve Photography that suggests a few things to do over the next year to improve one’s photography. Suggestions include: Creating a “My Top 10 Images” of the year Morris attributes this … Continue reading

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Winding Up and Going No Where

Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl is a bleak and depressing story set in a future run by calorie monopolies, where genetically modified products and manufactured foodborn plagues have wiped out the food chains, wars are waged for precious seeds, and … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on “The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality”

In his upcoming October cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how mass incarceration has affected African American families. I urge you to read the article and others in the series. I share this video in the hope it sparks your interest … Continue reading

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Climate Change Changes Everything

I read with some interest last year when the blogging platform Medium announced that it was relaunching Matter, the long-form journalism publication it had acquired the previous year. Matter was founded by Jim Giles (formerly of Nature, The Atlantic, The … Continue reading

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Give Me Some Water (with apologies to Eddie Money)

I recently finished reading Paolo Bacigalupi’s new book, a novel about a bone-dry dystopia that might fall into the genre of climate sci-fi, or cli-fi, as it’s now called; however, while climate change is at the center of the novel, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

For the last several summers, I’ve selected to return to the work of a favorite writer or two. Last year it was Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist Edith Wharton. I once again read The House of Mirth (1905), Ethan Frome … Continue reading

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