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Governor Jerry Brown: ’92 & Now

In 1992 Governor Jerry Brown ran for the Democratic nomination for President. I was living in a log home on a mountain ridge in Oregon, having left NBC News several years earlier to write novels. I listened to one of the first debates of that political season on NPR. Brown was up against a number […]

Drought Drains Dams–and Electric Power

Hydroelectric dams across the American West are seeing significant—sometimes precipitous—drops in energy production. This is particularly acute, of course, in California, but it’s also true in Arizona, where I came of age in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Arizona is well into its second decade of what some experts are calling a mega-drought.   Wasting water […]

Earth Day and the Pulitzers

The Pulitzers were announced yesterday. As it happened, I’d read the books that won in the two most headlined categories. The fiction winner was “All the Light We Cannot See” by Andrew Doerr. The non-fiction nod went to “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert. Kolbert’s book began as an article for The New Yorker […]

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