(Seth Tibbott is Much Older)

In December 1980 a twenty-something nomadic naturalist Boomer found himself at a crossroads. Conservative Ronald Reagan had just defeated Environmentalist Jimmy Carter, which meant U.S. government funding of outdoor eco-programs was about to end. Plus, ten years living in tents and crashing on friends’ sofas…


All Life Matters

I did not know George Floyd. Neither did you. Yet in the 31 days since a Minneapolis knee forced his final breath, his face arguably became the most recognized on the planet. Few people, in life or death, have had such a profound effect on the world in the span…


What has happened in the United States since Police Officer Take-a-Knee and his Three Stooges murdered George Floyd a week ago is not only sad, it is sadly too easy to connect the dots as to how we got from there to here. The kindling of this particular bonfire had…


A couple of years ago, I visited Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand, where I met and interviewed its founder, Lek Chailert. [One day soon you may even see that interview!] The following year, I was solo hiking in Khao Yai National Park, where I witnessed my very first free-roaming…


When a tour company found itself sheltering-in-place in the Himalayas, it organized a relief effort to feed the locals — two legged and four.

Talked to Mom an hour ago. We half-joked that seemingly all news nowadays is about the Coronapocalypse. People around the globe are feeling lost, confused, depressed…


Praise the Overlord: The Social Media Goliath is saving us from sarcasm. From nudity. From mildly less-than-PC humor.

Disclaimer: Adult content.

Yesterday I Facebook Messengered a friend I’m interviewing for an article. She’s usually readily available on FB and I could see that she read my note immediately.[1] She…


Next year Starbucks will celebrate its 50th in business and apparently so will its sadly un-veggie-friendly menu. When it comes to plant-based dining, the coffee giant is squarely stuck in the decade of its birth. …


Keep Calm and Carry On

March 2, 2020

Have you heard there’s a presidential election in the United States this year? If per chance you partake in social media, maybe you’ve seen, and even been drawn into, a “discussion” among your “friends” about who the Democratic Party will nominate to take on Donald Trump in…


Let’s clear the air right from the get-go: nearly all of the Oscar nominees this year are worthy. It’s an adequate cross section of 2017’s films. One or two seem unnecessary, yet as a whole the list is poor not for those nominated, but rather for those who aren’t. …

Joseph Connelly

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