Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Joe Nocera update

A Times reader wrote a very kind reply to me today at the Joe Nocera column so the least I can do is thank the reader and bring Joe Nocera up to date. A previous Nocera comment is two posts down from this. Today 10/2 Nocera is writing about the search for the battery every renewable energy advocate wants to see some day, somewhere. But in classic Nocera fashion he first has to strike out at one of the only two forms of renewable energy technology he knows, solar and wind. He is consistent. If he mentions solar he mentions the Solyndra scandal. When he writes about his favorite form of energy resource production, fracking, critical thinking disappears.

Actually, I was happy to be given the chance to write about something other than energy and "race"/racism and got the chance at Sharon Muir's poetic Opinionator on Swan Lovers. I declared my love for my very own "S√•ngsvaner" (Cygnus cygnus) family at this comment:  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/09/swan-lovers/?comments#permid=14089596

All the troubles of the world disappear during the time I spend out there seeing what mom and dad and the 5 (surviving of 7) cygnets are up to. They are not there now having left the day the ponds were fully covered with ice. They will be back, probably in February.

Hope the occasional visitor has something similar that is so health giving.