Pilgrimage

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Freshman year at the University of Vermont tried to stomp on me, but I found ways to compensate for my new memory deficits. My desk was Post-It note central. I studied hard. I found tutors and tried to relearn all … Continue reading

Bidder 70: Tim DeChristopher’s Address to the Court

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On July 26, 2011, Tim DeChristopher was given a two-year prison term for bidding on oil and gas drilling leases to protect public lands from exploitation. This is what he said to the court after conviction. It’s long, because it speaks … Continue reading

In Defense of Nihilism

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Nihilism gets a bad rap. My dictionary says, “Nihilism: the rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless.” That’s a bit harsh. The belief that life is meaningless is more accurately described by … Continue reading