Progressive activist and journalist since 1981. Lived in Seattle since 1998, and the Pacific Northwest, aka Cascadia, since 1977.
Drive for domination puts U.S. unity at risk
To a call for kindness and humility in our political relations, one can only say amen. I agree with French, if we stay together as a nation, that is what it will take.
April 27, 2023
Sailing on Planet Titanic
As I sit down to write this, April 15, 2023, it is 111 years to the day since the RMS Titanic sank beneath the waves of the North Atlantic.
April 25, 2023
Columbia Gorge musings: Vision rising from place
Pay attention to context, sight tells me. Design our society, lives and communities within the ecological framework, and we will prosper, maybe even find some genuinely founded happiness in this life.
March 15, 2023
A national divorce? Surveying the potential for a national breakup
We don’t need a national divorce. We need a new basis of unity, and that ultimately will come by talking with one another.
March 9, 2023
Seattle and the global: A center of empire
Even as the global continues to powerfully exist here, we can break beyond its mental confines to make a home place rooted in bioregional nature. It requires acts of revolutionary imagination to make that place.
February 16, 2023
Making a movement of movements to restore the common good
That is the place of a movement of movements, to move beyond single-issue politics, to pull together the various aspirations for a better society into an understandable, coherent whole, and to unify our forces to make our aspirations reality.
February 7, 2023