Richard Brenneman, for the moment the chief author of posts here, has been a journalist since 1964, and has worked at newspapers in Winslow and Tucson in Arizona, Las Vegas in Nevada, and Oceanside, Santa Monica, Sacramento, and Berkeley in California. He also worked as associate editor of Psychology Today magazine, and has written two books, Deadly Blessings, Faith Healing on Trial, and Fuller’s Earth, A Day with Bucky and the Kids. The author is also featured in Roman Polanski, Wanted and Desired, an outstanding documentary film on the judicial corruption at the heart of the prosecution of the film director.
He also takes pictures, and those in the blog, unless otherwise identified, are his. Recent photos were taken with a Nikon D300, and earlier shots with the D200 and the D70.
And the quotation atop our blog is from Aldous Huxley’s last book, Island, published in 1962, a year before his death on 22 November 1963, an even overshadowed by another death that day in Dallas, Texas. Here’s the full quote:
“Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.”