Dear John, As a body-builder, I am very interested in my health. I’ve heard that you are also a body builder. Now we (in California) have a governor who understands the importance of working out and being healthy. I want to be as ripped as Arnold. Frank Dear Frank, Weight-lifting, like many other forms of […]
Environmentalists at Risk From Anti-Terrorist Laws
Dear John, I heard your speech at a major conference recently, and while I admire your integrity, I take exception to something you said. You seem to believe that non-violent environmentalists are at risk from anti-terrorist legislation. Please, stop exaggerating. Have you become paranoid? Or are you now supporting the people who burn SUVs at […]
Our World Is In Peril, How Do You Cope?
Originally published by The Huffington Post. I am someone who longs for world peace. Perhaps you are, too. But every single day our world spends more than $4 billion on war. The last hundred years have been by far the bloodiest in human history. I support human rights and human dignity. I want every child […]
Terror, Love, and the State of the World
September 18, 2001 When there is as much terror afoot as there has been since September 11th, it is hard to see how love might prevail. This is how it is with us human beings when we are afraid: We contract. Our breathing becomes shallow and constricted. Concerns for our immediate survival push everything else […]