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Remembering Wangari Maathai

Dr. Wangari Maathai died on Sunday at 71, of ovarian cancer. It is interesting to me that so many of the obituaries get her work wrong – consider what the New York Times says: Dr. Maathai, one of the most widely respected women on the continent, wore many hats — environmentalist, feminist, politician, professor, rabble-rouser,…

Film Festival: Taking Root

I don’t plug a lot of movies, mostly because I don’t see a lot of movies – I spend so much more time staring a computer screen than I want to, I don’t go to the movies often. But I thought I’d have a little blog film festival over the summer, showing bits or trailers…