WIDGETS

Draft #2 of this poem. Found myself watching people on the street–me included–so plugged into their phones that I felt overwhelmed by how enslaved we can be to our devices pumped full of energy from our energy slaves. WIDGETS I’ve been looking at people as wreckage these days. Bodies founded, scaffolded, adorned then machined. Here, … More WIDGETS

1:12 pm Black Bear – A chapter draft from my novel, Rise.

I’m working on a novel, tentatively titled Rise. It takes place over the course of 26 hours, largely in one place. Each chapter focuses on a different character. In this chapter, I’ve written from the perspective of an adult female black bear who sees a wildfire that’s started in the chapter before. This is the … More 1:12 pm Black Bear – A chapter draft from my novel, Rise.

Paris, the Woodland, NC Solar Flare, & Local Action

Yesterday, Leonid Bershidsky wrote a piece about the problems of implementing renewable energy and meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals. He writes, As 195 countries hammered out an agreement to minimize climate change the town council of Woodland, North Carolina, met to ban a solar farm on its land and prevent all future attempts to establish … More Paris, the Woodland, NC Solar Flare, & Local Action

A precedent for more intentional and sustainable development

A group of residents has filed a lawsuit against the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors to stop the Cottages from being constructed. The Centre Daily Times reports this: The first phase of litigation will likely return the plan to the new Board of Supervisors for a new vote in 2016, the release said. Three new … More A precedent for more intentional and sustainable development