There are now 7 billion people on the planet. The earth, being a finite system, has limited resources. A new research study funded by NASA ‘based on a new cross-disciplinary ‘Human And Nature DYnamical’ (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharri of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with… Continue reading Are you truly civilized?
The Fiesta of The Virgin of Guadalupe, celebrated in Mexico Dec. 9th – 12th, is one of the four big annual fiestas as celebrated locally here in Michoacán. (The other three are: Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and Apostol Santiago on July 25th). I call them big because the processions and party goes on all… Continue reading The Virgin of Guadalupe
I finally finished the first draft. It’s still a little rough but I think most of the critical pieces are there. I am grateful to have finally found my way to the end of this story. And it was Sarah’s excellent advice to add a romantic element that helped me discover the way through. And… Continue reading Book II – Part 2
I am finally making some progress on the follow up to my first novel; the working title is merely ‘Book II’. It is the second book in my planned South American trilogy so it contains all of the usual villains, miscreants, and heroes. My daughter a few weeks ago gave me the advice to add… Continue reading Book II
The big gash in my right big toe is finally healing up. I should have had stitches but that would have meant a visit to the hospital. So instead – after savagely kicking a plastic Coke bottle off my doorstep and connecting mostly with the jagged ceramic backstop – I limped up 3 flights of… Continue reading Yesterday and Today
I’ve given considerable thought over the years as to the nature of freedom. And I’ve discovered in certain periods of my life that there is a profound difference between having an inordinate amount of recreational time at your disposal and being someone who possesses those attributes of a free man. Rousseau once wisely observed that… Continue reading Freedom