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New American Dustbowl, Mr. Heathcock (1 of 3)

I am very impressed with Mr. Heathcock’s longform piece on how growers are responding to this year’s drought in the San Joaquin Valley. I commend him for: Focusing on the growers and their attitudes. The two major drivers in California’s … Continue reading

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New American Dustbowl and not giving a damn. (2 of 3)

Mr. Heathcock writes: From what I’ve seen and heard I’m confused why the human tragedy has largely been ignored. It’s puzzling why a valley of such agricultural importance is shown so little respect. I post photos on Facebook, one of … Continue reading

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New American Dustbowl and Resilience (3 of 3)

Mr. Heathcock laments that his Facebook friends are unkind to the growers. On the picture of the unfarmed land a “friend” posts: “Just saying — these must be really shitty farmers.” I would not have said that these are shitty farmers. But … Continue reading

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Welcome.

Hello, new readers.  Thank you for your attention and visits.  I am always grateful to have readers; I hope you also comment.  (Hello, readers who’ve been with me all along.  Dude, we got blog-famous.) This is not an easy blog to … Continue reading

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Let us never refer to this post.

I am opposed to metaphors and analogies in debate.  They distract from clean rigorous thinking; they drag the discussion into tangents that waste time.  That said, I’ve thought of two, on different topics.  I will put them both in this … Continue reading

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