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Thomas Ware

Which would you prefer?

This? Or this? I propose a wager, like Pascal’s but for Climate Change Deniers: If I am wrong, I don’t lose a damned thing. If you are wrong, we all lose the only planet we know of capable of sustaining the human…

Listen In

If you wish. Tomorrow morning on Breakfast in Bend my guest will Howard Wooldridge, co-founder of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Wooldridge is a retired detective who has spent the last six years representing in the US Congress those law enforcement professionals who…

Putting Water Back Into the River

Out here on the Oregon High Desert local businesses and environmental conservation groups are partnering to conserve water, improve the fish and wildlife habitat and make the heart of the region’s Deschutes River more attractive to recreation and tourism. Read…

Is there even such a thing?

Though it may much ado of nothing, but why is it we never hear of the “Second World”. It’s always third world this third world that, and of late “first world slipping to third world”. If we’re first world, wouldn’t…

A point to ponder

With corporate profits at fifty year highs at the same time that unemployment is at fifty year highs, one would think that if it were true that the rich and “business” were the “job creators” we would literally be drowning…

Censoring a cartoon

Local “newspapers” The Bend Bulletin and The Portland Oregonian are censoring this week’s Doonesbury cartoon strip about Texas’ (and other’s) state enforced rape pre-abortion ultrasound laws. And yawl’ thought we were just a bunch of mamby-pamby liberals around here. Here’s what’s in the strips (read them…

Cascadia. A place apart

Historically, the people of each land base have been an integral element of that place’s life. We need only examine the ecologically adaptive cultures of indigenous populations to witness this. In the dominant culture, we have lost our way. We have…