Category climate disruption

MIA (missing in action)

My volume of blogging has fallen off a cliff in the last two months. A couple of reasons  Several reasons for this– First, I’ve become enamored of the Quora website, where I serve up saucy, special commentary on dumb questions posed by users. It’s easier than coming up with original content here, and (frankly) it’s seen […]

Fukushima–the other shoe dropping six years later

I have eased off on pronouncements on Fukushima over the past year or so. For those of you not following, several reactors went into full meltdown after the town of Fukushima, Japan was hit by a giant tsunami six  years ago (the anniversary is coming up).Every indication is that things are getting worse. Reports from […]

Planet Hospice comes to the Tampa Fringe!!!

I wanted people to know that if they missed my play PLANET HOSPICE (a theatrical romp through human extinction) at United Solo and the Ithaca Fringe, I will be part of the First (FIRST) Tampa International Fringe Festival. Dates are May 11-14. Tickets are $10 plus a small service charge. Performances will be at Urban Phoenix […]

“I feel a great disturbance in the Force”–2017 so far

I’ve never tried to predict things on the eve of a new year. This is not some bit of humility on my part. It’s because I’ve been perennially depressed by the whole Xmas season and I have no ambition by the time New Years’ rolls into sight. This year is no exception. Plans to get away […]

‘Technology hurtz my Brains!’ and bad news from the world.

Some interesting plots that hatch in the face of rank stupidity Two major technical glitch events happened to the Trump team today. First, the poor schlub/Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who’s been tasked with trying to put a high-gloss sheen on Trump’s ratsh*t comments, apparently tweeted his Twitter password. Not clear if he’s been hacked yet, […]

The economy Trump inherits

“For a three-year stretch from 1983 to 1985 during the heart of the Reagan boom, growth in the U.S. economy averaged over 5.5% per year. These two periods were unusually strong, but they show what the U.S. economy can do with the right policies. By contrast, growth in the U.S. from 2007 through 2013 averaged 1% per year. Growth in the first half of 2014 was worse, averaging just 0.95%.”

New numbers from Sam Carana

I’ve become enamored (if this is the right word) with charts of late. Charts and graphs of our current plight are easier to absorb than pictures like the above (especially when embellished with the word of an angry scientist). Graphs and charts have a nice neutrality to them–it’s easy to wish for them to represent […]