Jason Mark (@writerfarmer) is editor of the quarterly Earth Island Journal. He is working on a book about wildness in the twenty-first century, to be published next year.
Thoreau was right: “in Wildness is the preservation of the World.”
Exercising your right to vote may not get us where we want to go but it is nonetheless one of the most important ways that you, as a citizen, get to express your opinions in our democracy, and it's an especially critical exercise this year.
When Congress contemplates the upcoming 2002 Supplemental Appropriations
bill, there's a small item that should be added to the budget: $20
million to help the Afghan people who were mistakenly hu