Truth and Lies in the Age of Trump

From the New York Times editorial board, December 10th, 2016 Donald Trump understood at least one thing better than almost everybody watching the 2016 election: The breakdown of a shared public reality built upon widely accepted facts represented not a hazard, but an opportunity. The institutions that once generated and reaffirmed that shared reality —Continue reading “Truth and Lies in the Age of Trump”

it’s ok to be angry.

It’s ok to be angry. You’re not doing anything wrong, or being dysfunctional. Did you know that most feelings of anger are secondary emotions, with one exception? Meaning: In most cases you don’t feel angry first. You feel a primary emotion first, THEN you feel anger as a follow-up to that first emotion. For example,Continue reading “it’s ok to be angry.”

These aren’t normal times.

Just so we are clear on the kind of thing we’re up against. Trump chose Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Scott hates the EPA and has been a vocal opponent of the EPA. Scott doesn’t believe in climate change. Scott is a huge supporter of and in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry.Continue reading “These aren’t normal times.”