Enduring Disaster: Reflections on the Anniversary of 3/11

What is it that this disaster wants to teach us? If there's nothing it wants to teach us, then what should I believe in? - Fukushima Poet Ryoichi Wago March was falling apart. My girlfriend and I had recently broken up and we were to see each other at an academic conference in Montreal where … Continue reading Enduring Disaster: Reflections on the Anniversary of 3/11

Civil Disobedience? Me?

If the government is going to refuse to step up to that responsibility to defend a livable future, I believe that creates a moral imperative for me and other citizens. My future, and the future of everyone I care about, is being traded for short term profits. I take that very personally. Until our leaders … Continue reading Civil Disobedience? Me?

Nouveau Ninth

I just returned from the International Studies Conference in New Orleans last weekend. While there, M. and I took a tour of the city and the still very noticeable effects of Katrina. Amidst all the empty lots and vacant homes of the Lower 9th Ward, all these little funky, colorful houses are popping up: homes … Continue reading Nouveau Ninth