A great time to contemplate great times past and future

A great time to contemplate great times past and future

Is the world ending? For most of you, no. For the rest of us, it is a fascinating time. We are learning a lot about not just about cutting-edge handwashing techniques and how to properly disinfect a doorknob, we’re learning about our auto-pilot habits, our ability to entertain ourselves, and the value of our connections. […]

I hear there’s some bug going around…here’s what to do about it

I hear there’s some bug going around…here’s what to do about it

One gets the feeling that we are going to be a very weird species in a few months, after the pandemic is under control (and it will be). A trip to the store for some basic supplies or to a parking lot to by black-market toilet paper creates a feeling that must have been what […]

Human misery may spread like a virus itself as economic consequences unfold

Human misery may spread like a virus itself as economic consequences unfold

  In all the wide, wonderful, bizarre world of the internet, the last place I ever thought I’d find myself gravitating to in the morning is a global death-count one, updated every few hours. But then again few of us have ever lived through a pandemic of this magnitude before. The coronavirus itself is definitely […]

Corona-prepping? Toilet paper is the tip of the iceberg – a chilling reminder of our utter dependence on reliable distribution systems

Corona-prepping? Toilet paper is the tip of the iceberg – a chilling reminder of our utter dependence on reliable distribution systems

Toilet paper, hey? Who would have thought? In the event of an epidemic or pandemic or whatever it is that’s unfolding, who’d have thought that we’d run out of that first thing? The events of 2020 thus far are a sobering reminder of how we take for granted all the wonders of modern life. Yes, […]

Energy advocacy in a world of energy ignorance – countering the fear narrative one step at a time

Energy advocacy in a world of energy ignorance – countering the fear narrative one step at a time

All I got Is a red guitar Three chords And the truth All I got Is a red guitar The rest is up to you – U2’s version of “All Along the Watchtower” by Bob Dylan It may seem bizarre to be quoting a folk song from a folk hero when discussing hydrocarbons, particularly when […]