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Have any President’s decisions and actions led to more American civilian deaths than Trump’s?

on June 26, 2020 in Leadership

From the CDC, so far: United States before Covid-19 With institutions like the CDC, Harvard, and Mayo, the United States had the world’s most knowledgeable medical researchers. With institutions like our hospitals, National Guard, and military, the United States had the most ability to respond to health crises. Our entrepreneurs and business people can produce goods and services as effectively as any in the world, arguably the best. The American[…] Keep reading →

Signs of hope

on June 25, 2020 in Awareness, Leadership, Models, Nature

Frankly, I don’t see many signs of hope for us to handle the environment. Walking around my neighborhood, I’d say maybe 20 percent of people are wearing masks. Bars and restaurants are packing people within six feet of each other. Headlines about Texas, Florida, and Arizona show people’s cavalier attitudes leading to opinion over nature. Still, here are a few signs of hope. Ozone: humanity banded together to ban CFCs.[…] Keep reading →

Specious, fatuous, self-serving beliefs

on June 24, 2020 in Nature

Here is a list of specious, fatuous, self-serving beliefs driving behavior degrading the environment. We’ve all used some to justify inaction. If you find yourself using one, you’re only fooling yourself. I won’t show why they don’t work. You can figure them out. Then get over them and act. Our minds don’t look for logic. They look for any excuse they can to justify the conclusions they want. Now you[…] Keep reading →

350: Jonathan Herzog, part 1: A candidate acts with genuineness and authenticity

on June 23, 2020 in Podcast

I haven’t taken political stance because I am working to removing wedge-ness from environmental policy. I’m working for people to see laws about how people affect others through the environment as we view traffic laws. We don’t see red lights as red tape or bureaucrats telling us what to do. They make our world safer even if they slow us down sometimes. One day we’ll see keeping mercury out of[…] Keep reading →

I don’t mind if the restaurant industry shifts to home cooking and eating

on June 22, 2020 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Many articles lament the restaurant industry’s struggles with the pandemic. What’s so great about restaurants? Fewer restaurants doesn’t mean fewer jobs or business, just shifting them to other areas—people have to eat, after all. People would cook at home more, where they would eat healthier, connect with family more, and pollute less. I would probably like a restaurant from decades ago, when they cooked from scratch, not all so-called comfort[…] Keep reading →

“Our Finest Hour, If We Choose”, in Kosmos Quarterly

on June 21, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

I feel honored that Kosmos Journal’s Summer Quarterly 2020 published my first piece for them, Our Finest Hour, If We Choose. Kosmos Quarterly | a peer-reviewed e-journal of transformational writing, spoken word, video, music and art. Each Kosmos Quarterly is a deep dive into a special theme through the lens of transformation. Kosmos convenes a new Editorial Circle, each season to cross-pollinate ideas and share the fruits of their practice around the emerging theme[…] Keep reading →

Kings of sidchas

on June 20, 2020 in Fitness, Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs

I knew my daily streaks of writing in my blog and doing burpees of nearly ten years were just starts. I like to find role models. I discovered sidcha streaks that dwarf mine, in fact that started before I was born. Two organizations—Streak Runners International and United States Running Streak Association—track people who have run at least a mile per day. Their slogan: “Through weather, injury, illness, and life events,[…] Keep reading →

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