The "Grappling With Growth" issue of Sept. 5 was the best yet, albeit downright despairing. I've been traveling around the West, up and down, back and forth, for almost 20 years and have yet to find a community that really had a clue as to what was happening to it.
Quite frankly, the philosophical concept of privately owned "land" is one of the root causes of the problem. Nothing will change until we, as a society, come to realize and fervently believe that the land doesn't belong to us; we belong to the land. And, as Ed Marston pointed out in his essay, much misery awaits us until this issue is resolved.
Ramon, a stalwart of the anti-logging Cove/Mallard Coalition, describes himself as an "overage mutant gonzo dingbat."
- Dale Lockwood on Five reasons to be optimistic about climate change
- Ray Nelson on Go ahead, wander your way
- Jim Bolen on As Trump takes power, the House targets regulations
- Greg Lind on How many Westerners does the Affordable Care Act cover?
- Bruce Farnsworth on California’s recent rains won’t fix its other, very big problem