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The Right to Ruin

News of the Kangaluwi mines, owned by a Dubai conglomerate, reasserting its ‘right’ to ruin the Zambezi National Park, the southern portion of the Zambezi River Basin and all subsequent rivers flowing to the Indian Ocean as well all the land in between is beyond distressing. Sign the petition to stop this carnage now. InContinue reading “The Right to Ruin”

Cobalt in the Congo? Where have you been, New York Times?

You know I love you, New York Times, but I had to wonder after reading yesterday’s front page, five-column story “Power Struggle Over Cobalt Rattles Clean Energy Revolution” where have you been all these years? The coverage is great, but what took you so long? While you’re pointing fingers at American officials, diplomats and politiciansContinue reading “Cobalt in the Congo? Where have you been, New York Times?”

Numba Your Days!

“Numba Your Days!” the small man thundered from the makeshift pulpit, exhorting World Vision staff in Zambia to come to grips with the fact that our time on earth is limited, so we’d better make the best of it while we can. I was transfixed by the man’s rich, resonant bass voice and the forceContinue reading “Numba Your Days!”

Back in the Game, Thanks to Bob Brezsny: Master Healer, Subversive Stargazer, All-Around Friend of Mine!

In 1997, renown astrologer Bob Brezsny invited his followers to mail him a symbol of their most exquisite pain. 900+ fans responded with everything from Dear-John letters to bottles of whisky. When he immolated their contributions in a beachside bonfire, many reported that it expunged their wounds. We all have psychological wounds, sometimes more thanContinue reading “Back in the Game, Thanks to Bob Brezsny: Master Healer, Subversive Stargazer, All-Around Friend of Mine!”

The Father of American Taxidermy Tackles the World’s Largest Elephant

Jumbo the Elephant is DEAD!!! Struck by a train! Ringling Brothers is wringing its hands! A star attraction is gone! But wait! Not forever! P.T. Barnum, who’d made $1.5 million in the first year after he bought Jumbo for $10,000 from the London Zoo, never missed a beat. A dead elephant could be exhibited justContinue reading “The Father of American Taxidermy Tackles the World’s Largest Elephant”

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