The World Without Us

I’ve been fascinated by the idea of an earth after humans ever since I read some of Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us. The idea of humans “destroying the planet” has always been a necessary bit of hyperbole; we are far more likely to destroy ourselves as a species by making the planet uninhabitable. After…

Why I’m Still On Facebook

Yesterday, I received an e-mail notice of yet another change to Facebook’s privacy policy and finally decided to pull the trigger on something I’d been itching to do for a little while. Around mid-day, I posted the following status update… Once again, I’m reducing my presence on Facebook and trimming the Friends List. If you find…

The Value of Choice

… It seems that more and more people in this society are unwilling to accept this responsibility or understand the concepts of free will and choice … The freedom to make the wrong choices is vital to a person’s actual ability to make the right ones. This is not as heretical as it may sound.