Go and Tell the Grandchildren

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 5:45 pm

Prior to having my own children, I seriously studied and in some way practiced how I would answer the inevitable questions. Unlike the deaths of other forbearers, details of yours are as loaded as the gun that killed you. I knew I had to tell the grandchildren the truth at some point, and, if nothing less, thought a written record would best address the problem of evil I had to narrate. In the event I croaked prematurely, I wanted them to hear the stories from me—or in my words, but never mustered the courage to write the answers until now.

 

FDL Movie Night: The Island President

By: Monday April 9, 2012 5:00 pm

Jon Shenk’s award-winning documentary The Island President is ostensibly and foremost a film about global warming’s effects on one nation, the Maldives, a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, best known until recently as a enclave for wealthy tourists who enjoyed the white sand beaches and clear ocean waters, and now as a nation in the grips of civil unrest and facing complete annihilation by rising sea water levels caused by carbon emissions.

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