The Wisdom of Trees

Walt Whitman on what our silent friends teach us about being rather than seeming by Maria Popova edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Hermann Hesse wrote in his lyrical love letter to our arboreal companions, “then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.” Two generations earlier, a different … Continue reading The Wisdom of Trees

The Problem Is Not “Fake News.” It’s the Constant Noise Drowning Out the News.

William Rivers Pitt Truthout Feb 9, 2018 I put my head in a blender quite completely by accident on Thursday morning, and I’m still trying to get my legs back under me. It started just after 6:00 a.m. when I made the enormous unforced error of turning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Co-host Joe Scarborough and Washington Post … Continue reading The Problem Is Not “Fake News.” It’s the Constant Noise Drowning Out the News.

Lost in TrumpWorld: War in the Shadows (of You Know Who)

by Andrew Bacevich TomDispatch Feb 6, 2019 The news, however defined, always contains a fair amount of pap. Since Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency, however, the trivia quotient in the average American’s daily newsfeed has grown like so many toadstools in a compost heap, overshadowing or crowding out matters of real substance. We’re living in … Continue reading Lost in TrumpWorld: War in the Shadows (of You Know Who)