I had never thought about geeks and gardens until Wired magazine asked me to write about them. Interesting world, that Wired world. For starters, the package they produced is not about gardens. It is about...terra-forming. I had to listen to Talking Heads to get in the mood, which is about as mind-bending as I can handle these days.
I cannot stop thinking about the BP debacle in the Gulf; as I write now, there is trouble with the Top Kill approach, but I'm hoping they are able to shut down the gusher. I wrote a piece about naming this crisis; you can read it in The Daily Beast. Meantime, my heart goes out to every living creature--human, fish and fowl--whose life has been upended by this unprecedented environmental disaster. Once the well gets shut down, the worst is yet to come--because that's when we start living with the consequences of irresponsible corporate and government entities. Please watch this heartbreaking clip from Good Morning America; Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, dives into the water polluted with oil and chemical dispersants.