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New York Sizzles in the Wrong Way

I’ve been trying to put in miles on my bike this summer–at least 50 miles per week, and more if I don’t have gigs in the offiing. But this weekend, not so much. The temperatures anticipated for NYC (and most of the eastern part of the US) are in the wet bulb range. I’ve tried […]

Peak Oil and NTHE–the intersection

For those joining this site recently–I’ve been writing about Peak Oil and NTHE for seven years. But not intersectionally. If you know about Peak Oil, you can probably skip this. Peak Oil was first defined in 1956 by one M. King Hubbert, a respected geologist and researcher. He shocked the world by saying that oil […]

You thought I was dead (again)

I’m back. I had plays in two Fringe Fests (Orlando May, Atlanta in June). I performed my new piece TWENTY BLOCKS NORTH OF THE ROCK PILE in Orlando, Florida. And then I went off to Atlanta, where I shared my updated play PLANET PHUCKETT!! I’m still pooped. Response to my work was… mixed. Apparently, bringing […]

PLANET PHUCKETT COMES TO ATLANTA!

Planet Phuckett (a theatrical romp through human extinction), a new one-person show about global warming and the threat of human extinction, will be performed at the Alanta Fringe Festival during the week of June 3-9. DATES: Thursday – June 6 | 11:00 PM Saturday – June 8 | 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday – June […]

Twenty Blocks proves prescient

I’m at the Orlando Fringe Festival performing my play TWENTY BLOCKS NORTH OF THE ROCK PILE. Three more performances before I head outa here. It’s a play about 9/11 and what came afterwards, and it’s based on the stories of my time and the time of my friend Ben. Ben came to some conclusions about […]

“Grieve Play Love” short film on climate despair

Originally posted on Professor Jem Bendell:
“Grieve Play Love” is a 9 minute short film by Jem Bendell, set in Bali, released in March 2019.  The text of the voiceover follows below. A message from the filmmaker: “In early 2018, my life changed. I studied climate science again for the first time in 25 years…

The beer-hall putsch, revisited

Not everybody remembers the early history of the Nazis. Hitler’s party had failed to achieve some of his goals. He and his Stormtroopers had gotten busted in September 1921 for attacking a meeting of the Bavaria Union, for which Hitler had gone to prison for a month. In short, he was on the radar of […]