Mailbag: Unsolicited Validation

To need to be seen, to be heard, to be understood, is simply to be human. ~ L.R. Knost   “So why aren’t other climatologists talking about this?” – because they are not versed in conservation biology?! It’s happening huh. London, hottest summer in 40 years. I hear nothing but ppl complaining about the hot …

Weekly Hubris Essay, July 2018

My June 2018 column for the Weekly Hubris has been posted. It’s here.   Thanks to my all-volunteer booking team for seeking additional volunteers in support of my speaking tours. If you would like to host me in your area, please send me a message at guy.r.mcpherson@gmail.com I’ve received several requests for a workshop focused …

“Last Born in the Wilderness,” Round Two

On 18 June 2018 I was interviewed by Patrick Farnsworth for his “Last Born in the Wilderness” podcast. The resulting audio file is embedded here. This conversation is a sequel to the one I had with Farnsworth on 13 July 2017 (and posted 4 days later). The conversation from 2017 is embedded here.   Thanks …

One Step Forward, …

And while I’m here I’ll do the work. And what’s the work? To ease the pain of living — everything else, drunken dumbshow. ~ Allen Ginsberg   I recently read that I’ve slowed my work. Accepting my own message, according to this social-media maven, I’ve glided into retirement. Apparently by averaging a post in this …

Recently in Print

Freelance journalist Rob Wilkenson penned the piece embedded below. For the full-page version on your phone, tap it. Then tap it again. Frustrating,eh? Hey, I don’t write code.   Thanks to my all-volunteer booking team for seeking additional volunteers in support of my speaking tours. If you would like to host me in your area, …

I Never Imagined Being Here

If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you ~ Billy Wilder   I never imagined, at any possible level, I’d wind up here. From the cosmos to my daily, mundane existence, my life is a testament to the absurdity of improbability. As I’ve written and spoken many times, the …

Why Are We Here?

Human life must be some kind of mistake. The truth of this will be sufficiently obvious if we only remember that man is a compound of needs and necessities hard to satisfy; and that even when they are satisfied, all he obtains is a state of painlessness, where nothing remains to him but abandonment to …