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Month: August 2010

I have a really old new dream

When I listened to the speech on the Mall by shrill and overly paranoid people who lie, manipulate, and have no integrity, generosity, or couth, here’s what I heard: My new dream can beat up your old, decrepit, and degraded dream. My new dream is more efficient for business, insensitive…

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Deep in green (manure): Dams divert more than water

Dear Steve, I need your opinion as a stream and watershed restorer if you have some time: Recent green-energy emphasis in energy production is producing a movement toward developing what’s called low-impact hydroelectric projects or facilities. Mostly, these generation plants work in much the same way as the Hoover Dam,…

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Swearing loyalty to whom?

“‘The important thing is to keep them pledging,’ he (Captain Black) explained to his cohorts. ‘It doesn’t matter whether they mean it or not. That’s why they make little kids pledge allegiance even before they know what ‘pledge’ and ‘allegiance’ means.’” –Joseph Heller, “The Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade,” Catch-22 Johnson…

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