Seattle Not So Great

Great article by Danny Westneat (former Valley Daily News columnist) about whether Seattle is great. In the article, he refers to an Atlantic magazine article entitled: Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed, written by James Fallows. It’s about whether a town will...

Beached America (Bob Koehler)

Bob Koehler is a Chicago-based Peace Journalist who has written an op-ed for Buzzflash at Truthout entitled: “When a Nation Has Lost Its Soul, Its Politics Become a Tacky TV Performance.” Koehler’s title is “Beached America.” I caught up...

526. Fennelity

Unlike Chicory, I’ve been eating fennel the last couple of summers. The intensity of this herb is astounding and a wonderful taste that one gets in Cascadia summer. I heard it grows wild north of San Francisco, as we recently saw aside Highway 1 on the way to Stinson...

AG/BS Wait Till I’m Dead

An East Coast Jewish Democratic Socialist is running for President of the U.S. and it would make sense that there is a connection with Allen Ginsberg, who died in 1997 and who I interviewed in 1994. A poem AG wrote for Bernie Sanders has been found, too late to appear...

1992 Peter Berg Interview

I was a rookie interviewer in 1992, when I had the good fortune to be able to interview Peter Berg of the Planet Drum Foundation about the concept of bioregionalism. When I listen back to the audio, I wince, at the affectation and the inexperience I had at the time,...