Ray Bradbury the environmental activist

In a lovely tribute to the late great writer Ray Bradbury, Felicity Barringer of the inevitable New York Times shows us how much he cared for our planetary home, and how little he trusted our species:   Unlike classic environmental writing that focuses largely on the good that nature does for the soul or mankindContinue reading “Ray Bradbury the environmental activist”

“This most unusual career”: Vaclav Havel

This has been a tumultuous year, and it continues with the loss of one of world's greatest civilians, Vaclav Havel. I miss him already. For me this is perhaps his most essential quote:  …you do not become a "dissident" just because one day you decide to take up this most unusual career. Your are thrownContinue reading ““This most unusual career”: Vaclav Havel”