Senior contributor @SFChronicle/@SFGate; author; senior ERYT-500 yoga instructor @YogaTree; admirer of trees

Ashley Madison and the howl of the wretched married male

blog.sfgate.com — The fallout from the unabashedly silly Ashley Madison hack, the one that purportedly revealed the names and personal information of millions of lonely (or slimy, or heartless, or dishonest, perspective depending) married men who were lured like salivating moths to the site's flame of tepid sexual fantasy, is a lot of things, but it's surely one thing more than anything else: It's just terribly, fascinatingly sad.
Sep 01, 2015

Ashley Madison and the howl of the wretched married male fb.me/7vvkSrCwV

Sep 01, 2015

If far fewer people bought into the marriage/monogamy/kids/homeowner myth, #AshleyMadison wouldn’t exist. blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Everything is on fire and no one cares

blog.sfgate.com — Every summer of my existence, I've spent at least a week or two - if not major portions of my childhood - up at a postcard-perfect family getaway cabin in northernmost Idaho, on a stunning lake called Pend Oreille, mere minutes from a scrappy little Western town called Sandpoint (surviving though " sheer grit and perseverance," according to the NYT).
Aug 24, 2015

Earth’s failure to hold itself in equilibrium will creep into your spine, shake your dreams blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0… pic.twitter.com/wZqwd2AA2f

Aug 24, 2015

RT @fakedansavage: A must-read column from @markmorford on the fires consuming the West—and the denial imperiling life on earth: blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

It’s not just Cecil: Say goodbye to ALL the wild animals

blog.sfgate.com — Here's a question: Can you name a single species of wild creature that's flourishing on earth right now? Doing better than ever? In balance, in harmony with its ecosystem and therefore not being hunted, fished, poached or climate changed to extinction? Maybe some bats. Certain desert iguanas. Wolf spiders.
Aug 18, 2015

We’ve wiped out HALF the world’s wildlife in just the last 40 years. Staggering. Heartbreaking. Irreversible? blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Aug 17, 2015

It’s not just Cecil: Say goodbye to ALL the wild animals fb.me/7L13oAu9g

How to defeat Trump, King of the Trolls

blog.sfgate.com — He speaks his mind, such as it is. Says whatever he wants. Jumps the rails of the standard narrative, blasphemes right inside the GOP's own church (Fox News), demeans women and immigrants and science, offhandedly sort of maybe once endorsed single-payer healthcare, snorts, flips off the world, shrugs.
Aug 12, 2015

How to defeat Trump, King of the Trolls. Funny, maybe the best piece yet on this douchebag. blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Aug 12, 2015

Like a ketamine/absinthe speedball injected straight into the culture’s eyeball, Trump Fatigue is nigh. Probably. blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Coca-Cola asks: How stupid are you, really?

blog.sfgate.com — It's a pertinent question, sadly: Just how dumb are you, average American? How gullible, how blindly trusting of corporate double-speak, of murky science, the idea that companies famous for making drinks that burn rust off your car really give a damn about your health?

Attention teen dropouts racing to SF: The tech bubble is lying to you

Aug 05, 2015

SF’s “tech startup dream” is a ruse. VC money impales souls. Someone tell all the teen boys flocking here blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Aug 09, 2015

"the palpable sadness that seems to run through their story, a weird sense of lifelessness and awkward entitlement" blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

A lion is not a chicken: Essential distinctions for the perplexed

blog.sfgate.com — One of my favorite snarling right-wing attacks, whenever I criticize Christianity as a whole or the Catholic church specifically - which is frequently, on both counts, for all manner of homophobia, sexual dread, constriction of human spirit, and so on - goes something like this: "I'd like to see Morford try his liberal, anti-religion shtick in (Angry Hardline Islamic Country) and see how long he survives!
Jul 28, 2015

A lion is not a chicken: Essential distinctions for the perplexed fb.me/3ki5V648W

Jul 28, 2015

Hey! Shooting #CeciltheLion w/ a crossbow b/c you’re sort of pathetic is NOT the same as grilling chicken dinner. FYI blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

The completely awesome health benefits of being around trees

blog.sfgate.com — "We like to be out in nature so much because it has no opinion about us." - Friedrich Nietzsche Is it the extra oxygen? The helpful filtering of countless pounds of CO2 though all those sun-dappled branches? The calm, timeless majesty that mocks your whiny urban ego and resonates somewhere deep in your bones, almost despite yourself?
Jul 28, 2015

The completely awesome health benefits of being around trees fb.me/7qp4n9FsG

Jul 28, 2015

Trees are good for your health! It’s not news because it’s obvious. It’s news because it’s so goddamn SAD. blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Do not take a selfie with a rattlesnake

blog.sfgate.com — Did you hear the one about the not very bright yoga girl who jumped down into the DC Metro subway tracks to snap a sassy handstand pose, oblivious to the extremely electrified, extremely deadly third rail, mere inches away?
Jul 24, 2015

What happens when you try to take a selfie with a wild bison or a pissed-off rattlesnake? One guess. blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Jul 24, 2015

If Jesus were crucified today, his selfie would TOTALLY go viral. bit.ly/1HY8gnx pic.twitter.com/r9F4CrvblD

Have anti-GMO activists gone off the rails?

blog.sfgate.com — Plentiful are the takeaways from Will Saletan's expertly researched, if a bit viciously anti-activist, barn-burner of piece over at Slate on the various absurdities, lies and distortions in the war over GMOs - lies which, according to Saletan, fall far more in the laps of the obsessive anti-GMO activists themselves than they do the government or the usual Big Ag corporate villains.
Jul 21, 2015

Have anti-GMO activists really gone off the rails? fb.me/417pqEcDz

Jul 21, 2015

RT @saletan: Huge props to @markmorford for choosing openness to evidence over received beliefs. Read his gutsy GMOs column here: bit.ly/1COPB15

Jul 21, 2015

"My mental upgrade was possible, I think, because I wasn’t fully invested in the fight." Impt @markmorford pt: blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0… #GMO

Jul 22, 2015

RT @saletan: Huge props to @markmorford for choosing openness to evidence over received beliefs. Read his gutsy GMOs column here: bit.ly/1COPB15

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Sep 03, 2015

Honey, get the butt plug and the leather riding crop! It's a MEGA-troll! pic.twitter.com/Ae0cp8gnye

Sep 03, 2015

Goddammit, @sfchronicle @sfc_foodhome. Knock it off with the "brosé" or someone is gonna get slapped. It's even dumber than "broga"

Sep 03, 2015

@vicmayotte You are taking overly seriously the quick, winking humor of the tweet, perhaps?

Sep 03, 2015

@crutnacker I have no doubt Ky has pockets of vibrant LGBT community. But you're surrounded by hiss and bile.

Sep 03, 2015

With #KimDavis out of the way, the last 14 gay people still insane enough to willingly live in Kentucky can finally wed!

Sep 03, 2015

Wait, there’s a “GOP loyalty pledge”? Is that like a promise ring? Something old white men do when panicking? politico.com/story/2015/09/…

Sep 03, 2015

~ LAST CALL! ~ We've got a couple last-minute spots open for our sumptuous mini-retreat at Mt. Madonna, THIS... fb.me/7FlJZaSvh


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