MIDNIGHT RIDER: Remembering Gregg Allman

To say that Gregg Allman was an influence on me in younger days would be stating the obvious to those friends and family who know me well. Not just a musical influence, but a writing influence, a traveling influence, a ‘storytelling’ influence. My father, at one point, said a ‘bad influence,’ but that’s another story…� Read More »

Donald Trump and the Art of Paper Chiefs

They say the past is prologue. Yesterday, as I watched President Trump sign an executive order to nullify years of our nation’s climate-change work and Clean Power Plan, I thought back to the Lakota holy man who called me Grandson. Chief Frank Fools Crow, born at the time of the Wounded Knee Massacre, once taught� Read More »

SEVEN GENERATIONS: An open letter to Scott Pruitt, EPA

Dear Mr. Pruitt, Yesterday, on CNBC, you stated that you do not agree with the world consensus that human activity is a primary contributor to global warming. This came as no surprise given that in your first speech as head of our Environmental Protection Agency, you chose not to even mention the subject. Instead, you� Read More »

2017, YEAR OF THE ROOSTER: Keep it Simple

“2016 can suck it!” I keep hearing this along with posted images of the grim reaper. “When we ring 2016 out, make sure to put a bullet in its head.” Without a doubt it’s been a rabid, laughing hyena of a year. Maybe not the worst year in history. Maybe not as bad as 72,000� Read More »