A simple question of decency when people are being harassed. Share it.

Dear President Barron, During these contentious times, I’m going to ask you to do something that requires courage. We need you to show us that “We are…all in” by taking a stronger stance for love and against division and hatred. I know you have it in you as you stood with your hands up to … More A simple question of decency when people are being harassed. Share it.

Talk at Drexel U on Sustainability, Climate Change, Public Policy and Environment

This is more important today than it was two weeks ago. I wonder why. That’s not a coy statement. It’s real. SUSTAINABILITY AND PUBLIC POLICY GUEST LECTURES The Center for Public Policy’s course Sustainability and Public Policy is pleased to open three of its guest lectures to a wider audience during three Monday evenings in … More Talk at Drexel U on Sustainability, Climate Change, Public Policy and Environment

Some thoughts on vengeance. A poem on why we have to shout that #BlackLivesMatter!

I wrote this poem a few years ago in light of Ferguson, Michael Brown, and too many other black men and women who have been mistreated, deprived of dignity, and killed by our system of law enforcement. SOME THOUGHTS ON VENGEANCE* Dry hissing breath from sun-leathered men becomes whistling spite between their teeth – kernels … More Some thoughts on vengeance. A poem on why we have to shout that #BlackLivesMatter!

“You have crazy ideas. But I like you.” Field notes from southwest PA.

Late fall has settled in southwestern Pennsylvania. From the top of the road that descends into Ohiopyle, russet brown, yam orange, and lemon cream patches quilt the calico ridges as far as the eye can see. Winds gust over rolling farm fields. A murder of bothered crows wheels and dives at a red-tailed hawk. It’s been … More “You have crazy ideas. But I like you.” Field notes from southwest PA.

Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty, Kerith Strano Taylor & Melody Fleck stand for a bright #energy future

This letter was originally published in The Centre Daily Times. Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty, Kerith Strano Taylor and Melody Fleck stand for a bright energy future. They know that solar energy must be at the heart of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s energy portfolio. How? According to industry analysts, the solar industry grew by 20 percent … More Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty, Kerith Strano Taylor & Melody Fleck stand for a bright #energy future

With Trump, some Evangelicals have become Cersei Lannister

“There are numerous cases of societies in which the armies of the night have ridden triumphantly over minorities in order to establish a powerful orthodoxy which dictates official thought. Invariably, the triumphant ride is toward long-range disaster.” Isaac Asimov Have Evangelicals sold their souls to vote for Trump? I really hope not. Ed Stetzer, writing … More With Trump, some Evangelicals have become Cersei Lannister