November 3rdcame and passed. And we didn’t stop talking about Covid. On the contrary, the next wave is here. And we’re all about to be reminded that little has materially changed for the good in terms of our capacity to contain the virus in America.
Expanded from an excerpt of an older post Navigating the half dozen outposts between where I had spent the last six months and the last checkpoint out of theater took me a […]
It’s over. Over next few months and years there will be some debate about exactly what ended today. One thing is certain though. Barring government collapse or fantastical revelations of systemic conspiracy, […]
We are neither wolves nor sheep. We are the great upright making ape. And what has separated us from every living creature on this planet is cooperation at complexity and scale the world has never seen.
Chauvet Cave, in Southern France, has paintings on its stone walls that are 32,000 years old. They were preserved when the cave collapsed and was sealed from the elements 20,000 years ago. […]
I ran my boats out of fuel one night on a long interdiction operation in East Africa. We’d gotten bad gas from one of the local stations and I had a bad […]
We’re rarely hit with something this dire at this point in the arc of our civic, democratic obligations. It’s an opportunity we can’t miss.
The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice. But it doesn’t bend on its own.
Reposting from a 2015 blog. It’s starting to dull in our minds, whether we admit it or not. The further we get from it, the less we grieve. The trauma becomes less […]
It’s probably not the essay you think it will be.