A Climate of Resistance

A Climate of Resistance

By Al Markowitz After a relatively warm winter, things were blooming early in our area. Spring is now officially here and with it come the most recent reports on the state of our global climate. As you might guess, the news isn’t good. The World Meteorological...
Trumpism: Triumph of the Shills

Trumpism: Triumph of the Shills

By Al Markowitz Of all the things that bothered me about the recent electoral season, I found the ugly rise and empowerment of hate-groups and the neo-fascist right the most disturbing. Beyond partisan politics, it is obvious that we as a nation have a serious...
Planting for a Future

Planting for a Future

By Al Markowitz In my last article on the state of our worsening climate reality – a subject not given nearly the attention needed in this election season – I focused on solutions. One of the more important solutions I wrote about is Permaculture farming as a way to...
Choosing Norfolk’s Next Mayor

Choosing Norfolk’s Next Mayor

By Al Markowitz On May 3, Norfolk citizens will be electing a new Mayor. Paul Fraim has led our city since he was appointed to the position by City Council in 1994. We have since moved to elected rather than appointed Mayors. Fraim has been re-elected twice by big...