Small town America · The Unwinding of America · Trump

Coal mining and survival in Appalachia

This post is a review of an article in this week’s New Yorker Magazine titled “The Future of Coal Country”, by Eliza Griswold.  Here is a link to the original article.  All quotations in this post are from that article. The New Yorker article is mainly about Veronica Coptis, a local from Greene County, Pennsylvania…… Continue reading Coal mining and survival in Appalachia

Cognitive Science · Crime · Human Rationality · Human Thinking

Remembering the murder you didn’t commit.

This post is a review of an article in the latest New Yorker Magazine titled “Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit.  Here is a link that article.   It is by Rachel Aviv and is in the June 19, 2017 issue of the New Yorker.  The subtitle of the article  is, “DNA evidence exonerated six…… Continue reading Remembering the murder you didn’t commit.

Great Scenic Locations · National Parks

Visiting Glacier National Park, Part 3

This is part three of a three part article on Glacier National Park, part of our series of articles on Glacier National Park in Montana.  There are also some pretty boring comments of how professional landscape photographer deal with high contrast scenes.  If this doesn’t interest you, by all means skip this part of the…… Continue reading Visiting Glacier National Park, Part 3

Climate · Global Warming · Trump

Trump’s climate-change sociopathy

This post is a summary of an article titled “Trump’s climate-change sociopathy” by Jeffrey D. Sachs.  It appeared in Project Syndicate.  Here is a link to the complete article.  All quotations in this post are from Sachs’ article. Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia…… Continue reading Trump’s climate-change sociopathy