• Sutton Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in the summer of 2016.

    Greenpoint Dayz

    Outside there is an aging man, likely in his mid 60s. Two other women are with him. They are all in the backyard tending to the lawn. Perfectly groomed with […]

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    The Blindness of Political Science and the Rise of Trump

    I ran across this excellent post at Vox asking scholar Norman Ornstein why he pegged the Trump rise while most other political scientists simply dismissed the rise of Trump as […]

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    Coming Up for Air in the Caribbean

    So it has been too long since I have been able to get back her and do some writing for myself on my own blog. Somehow life has a way of just sweeping you away, like a strong rip tide, and pulling you under.

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  • Gee's Golden Langurs and Red-eyed tree frog images © 2014 Joel Sartore. http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/photo-ark-greatest-hits/

    The Promise and Peril of the Photo Ark

    There is something both amazing and deeply disturbing about Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark. The premise is simple. Document as many captive species as possible with stunning visual imagery and use […]

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    Modi Gov Tries to Ban Greenpeace India, Again

    You know you are doing something right when the government attempts to shut you down and silence you. That is exactly what is happening in India at the moment, as […]

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    Dreams of Athens

    A little over 10 years ago, I was living in Athens, Ohio in this little house at 8 Patton St. with two old friends, Ryan Davis and Tom Potter. The […]

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    A Dissertation or a Book

    Here is an excellent little excerpt from a book by William Germano reflecting on some of the challenges of moving from being a PhD student writing a dissertation–which is basically […]

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