The rising tide is us. Thank you for making me part of it.

Thank you to all who supported me. It’s funny to be the guy who was a metalhead and skater who became an activist and an academic and now is a township supervisor, teacher, and still activist going to the Democratic National Convention to fight for a progressive wave in this country. I’ll do everything I … More The rising tide is us. Thank you for making me part of it.

Earth to DNC: We need a price on carbon

The Democratic National Committee’s platform committee has been at loggerheads about climate and energy. It’s not even a glass 1/2-full scenario. According to Inside Climate News. John Cushman, Jr. writes, The committee drafting a platform for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party unanimously called on Friday for the Justice Department to investigate fossil fuel companies, … More Earth to DNC: We need a price on carbon

Magical thinking about golf courses in our state parks

Two Republican state representatives are putting forward a bill that would do irreparable harm to our state parks. Don Hopey writes in The Pittsburgh Pozt-Gazette that our award-winning parks could be converted into “golf courses, hotels. inns, restaurants, amusement parks, water slides and other outdoor sports facilities. Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler, has proposed amending the … More Magical thinking about golf courses in our state parks

Will you send me to the Democratic National Convention?

I have been selected to be a delegate for presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic National Convention. Will you help put me up on the wave of progressive politics so that I can represent the environmental left? I come from a long line of pragmatic and idealistic progressives. My great-grandmother claimed to be the … More Will you send me to the Democratic National Convention?

On the Morning Mixtape

I was on FREQ’s Morning Mixtape this morning with Jason Crane to talk about land development, storm water, backyard chickens, energy conservation, and opioids in the township. Plus, there’s a little discussion of skateboards and the inimitable and subtle *COUGH* Henry Rollins.