Greta on Climate Crisis

Our House is on Fire; Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis by the family of Greta Thunberg. Penguin paperback 2018. Greta Thurnberg made the headlines and wrote…

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In Hot Water with Covid and Climate

An oft-told story in the world of climate change considers the behavior of frogs in hot water. Put a frog in a pan of hot water and it will jump…

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Shopping in Troubled Times

Go to the mall or shop on-line—a nagging question for those who want to minimize their environmental footprint. And, of course, now with the social distancing recommended to combat the…

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Three Lives at the Thorn Preserve

By the stream, a mindless bird, a drab but red-eyed vireo, spends his days warbling  ornate, candid messages. He broadcasts them into the wood, no thought of being understood. A…

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The Woody Biomass Hoax

Forests are too valuable to burn, but growing interest in using wood to replace fossil fuels to help mitigate climate change stems from the wood-pellet industry, led by Enviva, in…

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Da Capo: On the Edge of What’s New

Da Capo Chamber players last Tuesday night, March 10, at the Lászlo Z. Bitó Conservatory Building, provided a program titled CELEBRATE BARD! All the works performed were by Bard Faculty…

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Sample Poetry Post

(Written by the English soldier and statesman, 1554?–1618, just before his execution) GO, Soul, the body’s guest,   Upon a thankless errand; Fear not to touch the best;   The truth shall be…

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About Kevin T. McEneaney

Kevin T. McEneaney is the author of Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo; Russell Banks : The Search for Freedom; Tom Wolfe: Heroes, Pranksters, and Fools,…

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The Guns of August

This is the first entry on this page that will be devoted to books, new and old, with announcements, new books and reviews. Book clubs that order through Merritt Books…

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