From a distance

“What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise, there are only two dimensions. Otherwise, you live in the moment. Which is not where I want to be.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale I could smell the smoke. I … Continue reading From a distance

It is darkly comical that only the other day I was talking about the power outages of my childhood being a thing of the past in Delhi and here I am reading about a planned outage in my home state of California. It was to prevent wildfires from falling power-lines. Paul Kedrosky digs into the history of wildfires in California, and points out some harsh facts, such as “most California fires aren’t caused by powerlines” and that PG&E (our local utility) is a bit incompetent. This is a masterful high-order think piece that is worth reading.