A family memoir of a different life
in an unusual place.
A public-owned agency that controls gaming in Western New York is supposed to fund local governments. Instead, a local elite has turned it into a master class in graft. My exposé in the New York Review (photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
I have been a writer for a long time: books, articles, and more. A while ago I had a public tussle with some local officials in our town and learned that in private they never referred to me by name, only as ‘the writer’. I thank them for helping me name both my column in the local newspaper and this Web site.
Selections from my bi-weekly column in the local daily in one of the most conservative counties in western NY. Some politics, some human interest, and always provocative.
In rural New York State, big wind and solar energy projects are running into determined local opposition. What will it take to win public support for a smart way forward?
New York Review of Books.
Much has been written in the era of Trump about the dividing of America, that we have retreated into enclaves of the like-minded, liberals with liberals, conservatives with conservatives. I do not have that problem. My interview with the New York Review of Books.
Two decades of images
from across the planet.
From politics to whimsy,
a little something for everyone.
From California to Bolivia and beyond,
stories from four decades in activism.
Photography, at its core, is the capturing of light. Sometimes it comes from nature shining through the branches of a tree. Sometimes it is the construct of an entire cityscape at night.
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