Author: Susan Meredith

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From Alarmist to Advocate; From Denier to Skeptic

From Alarmist to Advocate; From Denier to Skeptic

I wrote in a previous post about Deniers and Alarmists – those who are frozen in place by emotional charge, by built-up resistance.  Talking to them about the issue probably won’t do any good… but you don’t know how entrenched they are until you ask. I think it’s worth asking questions such as: For Deniers […]

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Are You an Alarmist, Denier, or in the Mega Middle?

Are You an Alarmist, Denier, or in the Mega Middle?

Polarization has gripped environmental issues and many others.  The prevailing belief is that the polarized extremes on these topics are Democrats vs Republicans.  That would only be true if you accept that the issue is a political issue.  In the case of climate it definitely isn’t a political issue, so let’s call the categories what they […]

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Sometimes It’s Naughty to Be Nice

Sometimes It’s Naughty to Be Nice

Let’s face it, we’ve all been naughty. It starts young – coloring outside the lines, staying out later than you’re supposed to, and even worse…or better. We get a zing at the risk of it, the daring, the adventure.
That’s a good thing sometimes – as long as it’s not outside the law of course. But the flip side of that statement is equally true.

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Contemporary Collision

Contemporary Collision

I wrote this in 1988. If I had written it today I might have noticed different “soldiers” in light of recent events.

It’s anyday, rush hour, heading down Loop 1.

Brake lights ahead. Traffic jam hour. Time to look around.

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