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Big Green and Big Carbon

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 12:48pm 1 Comment

By Daniel Rigney

A recent Houston Chronicle editorial deplores the power of “Big Green,” described as “the well-funded environmental lobby that stands foursquare against any fossil fuels development.”

I’ve heard of Big Business, Big Government, Big Oil, Big Pharma, and even Big Data, but this is the first I’ve heard of Big Green.



Growing Green Memes

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 9:30am 2 Comments

By Daniel Rigney

cross-posted to Open Salon (Danagram)

We earthlings think and speak in clichés, those little cultural expressions we string together like colored beads to form strands of effortless thought.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

We couldn’t have survived as long as we have without our human treasury of clichés, platitudes, catch phrases, slogans and the like. These are the common…


Fixing Our Broken Cliché System

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

By Daniel Rigney

We human beings think almost entirely in clichés. We can’t help ourselves. Like scratched grooves on a vinyl record (remember those?), we repeat the same familiar expressions over and over and over and over and over. When others speak them back to us, we call them conventional wisdom.

How much longer can we tread the tired neural pathways of the past? How much longer can deny that our antiquated cliché systems are…


Houston Existentialism (Poem)

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 4:00pm 13 Comments

By Daniel Rigney (with apologies to Carl Sandburg, “Chicago,” 1916)  


Carbon dealer to the world,

Launcher, shipper, creator and healer of cancers.

Power player, gerrymanderer, engineer of inequalities.

Sprawling, storming, steaming, warming

City of the Big Fortunes.


They tell me you are acquisitive and I believe them, 

for I have seen your…


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