Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2019«

Democracy Devouring Itself | Reflections and Paper

September 29, 2019

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REFLECTIONS I have felt for a long time that the problems we are facing in America (and around the world) are fundamentally epistemological and that everything else is symptomatic of what we think, how we know, and our perception of truth. I surmise that the following paper confirms this thesis. In addition, it provides the […]

Drawdown | Reflections & Notes

September 23, 2019

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Paul Hawken, ed. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Penguin Books, 2017.  (240 pages) cf. Project Drawdown REFLECTIONS There is, after so many years, still quite a bit of misinformation and/or misrepresentation by partisans regarding Climate Change and the proposed solutions for combating carbon emissions. Trains replacing airplanes? How are people […]

Katharine Hayhoe–The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Talk about it | Reflections & Transcript

September 19, 2019

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REFLECTIONS In recent interactions with climate deniers (or at least, “minimizers,”) I found myself flabbergasted at the willful ignorance, apathetic dismissiveness, and religious posturing that denied climate change, labeling it a “hoax,” definitely “false,” or some sort of partisan lie. Even when talking about shared values, such as care for our children, or even a […]

Climate Shock | Reflections & Notes

September 18, 2019

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Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman. Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet. Princeton University Press, 2015. (250 pages) REFLECTIONS This week the #ClimateStrike launches all over the world. This will be good news if policies and actions begin to be deployed that will curb carbon emissions and strengthen a renewable energy sector. But […]

All You Can Ever Know | Reflections & Notes

September 12, 2019

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Nicole Chung. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir. Catapult, 2018. (225 pages) REFLECTIONS What is it to know a story that you don’t know? I really loved this book because it tells the complicated story of adoption and intersectionality that is very different from the brochures. It speaks of a searching, a longing, and the […]

When They See Us | Reflections

September 8, 2019

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When They See Us. [R] REFLECTIONS Ever since this film series released, I had multiple conversations with friends about our reticence in watching because we knew it was going to be painful and heart-wrenching. We had to “steel ourselves” up and prepare for what was sure to be an atrociously painful and angering viewing. While […]

IntersectionAllies | Review & Notes

September 2, 2019

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Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi. IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All. Dottir Press, 2019. To each other–we’re better together. REVIEW It is common to view the task of communicating “adult” ideas to children to be a daunting and complicated task. The reality is far more amazing. If we framed all communication as if we […]