There is this ridiculous notion that the earth is some magical waste dump that can absorb every harmful thing we do.
Some believe we can spew forth every kind of toxic garbage into the air, water, and earth and, magically and somehow it’s all good.
This happy time worldview is a direct result of a rampant childlike indifference to preserving and protecting our natural resources, and our own lives.
The “need for greed,” to get top dollar, that infects our energy industry “leaders” makes them distort the facts of global warming in the junk science they publish.
Our leaders take the corporate contributions of fossil fuel predators and vote their way, insisting that we not trust our senses that that’s what they are doing, even as they do it at the cost of our health and safety and survival. In the bargain, they stall cleaner, safer renewable energy sources.
Remember those tobacco execs swearing before Congress that they weren’t spiking cigarettes with nicotine, and that no one’s health was at risk. Continue reading →
Russell Crowe as Noah, the 600-year old shipbuilder of the Ark
During previews of the upcoming blockbuster movie, “Noah,” starring Australian actor, Russell Crowe, as that grand biblical figure, inspired by his creator to build a huge wooden Ark that saved some few righteous persons and pairs of animals drawn from everywhere on earth, you could hear some saying, sotto voce, “that’s how it must have been.”
I’ll see this marvelous movie but I know it’s a parable – not an historical account.
Recently, in Petersburg, Kentucky, Ken Ham, also from Australia, and the director of the “Creation Museum,” debated whether the flood described in Genesis was a myth. He insists it’s not a myth and he knows this because the Bible tells him so.
Mr. Ham mistakenly invokes a biblical text for its “science” rather than its ethical and spiritual wisdom. This is not new. Continue reading →
The orange gold of an autumn maple leaf by itself is something to behold, to watch anew with surprise and delight.
When a tree is fully clothed with these leaves seen in sunny stark contrast with spectral shifts of red and yellow leaves as well as lingering greens from other deciduous trees, this natural palette is so brilliant we can’t help ourselves, we seek it out, travel along tree-lined roads, sit on our back porches, looking and watching, to celebrate this recurring spectacle of nature. Continue reading →