A family memoir of a different life
in an unusual place.
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.
After wasting $2.7 million on its failed facial recognition surveillance system, the Lockport School District owes the community answers. Read and sign the petition today (only residents of the school district).
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.
The great debate over voting by mail has begun. President Trump denounced it as an invitation to fraud. Democrats call it essential. Here in the small city of Lockport, NY in June we had a test run in miniature of what an all-vote-by-mail election looks like. In 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.