One of my fellow Brown alums, Chris Nugent, noted this striking spider-vs.-ant footage (wait for the end). Chris likes wolves, too, so he may enjoy tomorrow's entry, which will include a clip of a wolf sparring with a bald eagle.
Other Brown alums might wish to find me on display at Table MD-92 (“Seavey, Todd”) on the Main Green near the John Carter “Warlord of Mars” Brown Library on Friday night during Campus Dance (or catch me via e-mail if you’re there the following two days). You can also read old Brown Daily Herald online now, notes Andrew Corsello, but the pivotal years 1989 and 1990, containing many of my columns, appear to be missing. This is just as well for any future presidential campaign I might mount.
In other nature news, notice how ABC manages to put a scary rising-storms-trend headline on a story the actual content of which says, no, there has not been a significant increase in storm frequency or intensity, they just happen to have hit populated areas this year and the evidence about whether it's related to global warming is inconclusive. Yet the headline nonetheless presumes there is a “cause” of the (imagined) increase in storms. That's the official narrative, after all.
And I for one would love to hear the global warming paranoiacs explain why populated areas being hit is an inevitable side effect of warming rather than a random occurrence. I don't doubt they'll try to come up with something -- something just slightly more plausible than "The sky is angry and has finally figured out where we live!" (Maybe something involving the “storm belt” shifting away from the equator blah blah blah. We all know subtle climate changes can only bring bad things, never good, and that everything counts as climate change. Everything.)
But it’s not as if I oppose all pro-nature activism. Diana Fleischman notes this instructive video on how to be a “Vegan Black Metal Chef” (here preparing pad thai).
That’s consciousness-raising I think we can all support. By contrast, I will probably not attend this event at Brown on Friday:
Looking for another event to add to your reunion schedule? Consider this invitation for a free cocktail reception called: "Working in the Common Good," Friday, May 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 in the backyard of the Swearer Center at 25 George Street. The event will be an informal gathering of alumni, graduating seniors and masters candidates, and some of the staff and faculty who are working to help connect Brown students with social change internships and jobs and build a community of alumni who are working to make a difference with non-profits, for-profits and governments and NGOs around the world.