I’m Cancelling Social Media

I am writing to tell all my “friends” that I am suspending my social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn). Suspension is not deletion. I will revisit this decision in the future. There is some good. Social media has enabled me to keep up with relatives, friends, colleagues, and even acquaintances. I have reconnected …

There’s hope for Big Basin: the amazing fire adaptations of the coast redwood

Seqouia sempervirens is an ancient species that has survived for millennia, it has even survived modern California, it may even survive climate change. I don’t want to minimize the threat caused by the CZU lightning complex fire in the Santa Cruz mountains and Big Basin Redwood State Park. I do want to offer some hope …

Bearing Witness

My Mother, Margalit Beizer, before the May 1940 invasion of Belgium. On ⁦יומ הזיכרון לשואה תש״פ (Holocaust Remembrance Day in the year 5780) I bear witness. My mother, Margalit bat Mechel v Esther ז״ל with her parents and two younger brothers, fled the invading Germans from Belgium to Dunkirk, following the retreating French and English. …

My MAGA Moment

Trump was in the Coachella Valley in Southern California today with Larry Ellison who was hosting a fundraiser for POTUS at Porcupine Creek, the country club he owns in Rancho Mirage. Ellison is a co-founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer of Redwood City based tech giant Oracle. Ellison’s support for Trump is causing some …