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Vote for Earth

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And this is what it’s come to in smoky Portland, where Ben wears a mask indoors and implores us to as well, and wonders if we’ve gone to hell and I tell him no not yet but the world is heading that way, and he asks how anyone these days - with all the infernos and storms and melting glaciers and towns burned to the ground - can still not believe in climate change and I can only say they are sadly deranged.

A KILLER STORY

A KILLER STORY

I don’t know how else to explain it but a few years ago I got a wild hair and summoned up the gall to try writing a novel. Nobody stopped me and now it’s done. The “book” is called A KILLER STORY. In short, it’s a first-person crime noir with a memoir undertone. It takes […]

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Les Overhead   Freelance Miner

Les Overhead Freelance Miner

Back in the mine I went today. Like every day. Descending deep into a shaft with my bag of hammers and chisels and my daily peanut-butter and pickles sandwich. At the 2,000 foot level I enter the black hole of a tunnel with my headlamp on, searching for signs of ore, a sliver of an […]

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Goose the noodle

Goose the noodle

TAKE YOUR BRAIN FOR A WALK.   According to studies, walking stimulates your brain. This official scientific image shows how the brain reacts to exercise. I’m no scientist, but it makes sense to me. In my line of work, I’ve found that when you need inspiration it helps to get the blood flowing and take […]

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