Columnist @SFChronicle/@SFGate; author; ERYT-500 yoga instructor @YogaTree; admirer of trees

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

Denmark or bust! What’s YOUR climate change escape plan?

blog.sfgate.com — Do you have one yet? Have you considered what you might do, where you might go, should the climate situation get so dire, so extreme, so hot/cold/wet/dry/stormy/violent/desperate that you'd feel not merely justifiably cautious, but emotionally compelled - for the sake of your sanity, your health, your kids' future - to get the hell out of the state/country and move somewhere slightly more stable?
Jul 15, 2015

Denmark or bust! What’s YOUR climate change escape plan? fb.me/3jURYlGXd

Jul 15, 2015

Where might you go & what might you do when the REAL climate change hits the fan? blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Boy Scouts go full gay; BSA will finally allow homosexual leaders

blog.sfgate.com — Sensing their own near-future obsolescence, realizing they are quite a bit further behind the times than they might have imagined, scowling over the fact that the very LGBT-friendly Girl Scouts are light years and I do mean light years ahead of them (not to mention the U.S.
Jul 13, 2015

Boy Scouts go full gay; BSA will finally allow homosexual leaders fb.me/1YaBPBNzp

Death to your door! Taco Bell delivers

blog.sfgate.com — If you are reading these words, you are not, it is safe to say, Taco Bell's target demographic. By which I mean: You do not much care for, you know, words. Reading. Any sort of informed enquiry, really. Complex thought, simple thought, the general figuring out of any sort of...

Colorado’s free birth control experiment could change the world

blog.sfgate.com — It's all kinds of thrilling, albeit slightly heartbreaking, to extrapolate, to freely wonder at the staggering ramifications across all cultures and all populations of the world - all patriarchies, social structures and religions of man - if the entire world could just somehow replicate what Colorado just accomplished, only multiplied by about, oh, three billion.
Jul 08, 2015

Colorado’s free birth control experiment could change the world fb.me/50eEWIaxG

Jul 08, 2015

Birth control trucks! Free IUD delivery apps! Abortion drones! A global revolution awaits, one choice at a time blog.sfgate.com/morford/2015/0…

Welcome to ‘Christian Facebook’! Please, no sexy gay swearing

blog.sfgate.com — The real question, really, is what took them so long? It's 10 years into Facebook's rein of immoral terror, and only now is a timorous, Christians-only social network popping up in (heavily evangelical) Brazil, called Faceglória, already claiming to have amassed 100,000 subscribers in a single month, in large part because Christians in developing nations are still a very gullible bunch, much to the church's relief.
Jul 06, 2015

Welcome to 'Christian Facebook'! Please, no sexy gay swearing fb.me/7sgxlcrBs

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Aug 01, 2015

Of course you'll coddle billionaires at the expense of the poor, @SenSanders. It's called "American capitalism." pic.twitter.com/4FVtn3WAJr

Aug 01, 2015

So many nice, young, white teenage boys burning through huge chunks of their youth creating massive amounts of... fb.me/4hZi7XFjn

Aug 01, 2015

“It’s pretty much all white dudes. It’s a fake bubble with a bunch of money, and we just go with it.” stories.californiasunday.com/2015-06-07/rea…

Aug 01, 2015

“One kid raised $40,000 and had a first date on the same day.” Aww, teens these days. stories.californiasunday.com/2015-06-07/rea…

Aug 01, 2015

@robert_binion consciousness requires no such thing. This is what makes it consciousness. UNmanifest. Total lack of contraction. Ask Shiva.

Jul 31, 2015

@robert_binion You got it backwards. Consciousness is objective. Justice is subjective. Religion is constrictive.

Jul 31, 2015

@bertwatts @robert_binion I've studied the Bible. You go study Buddha, Tantra, Hinduism, Tao, etc. Then we can chat about what "human" means

Jul 31, 2015

@bertwatts @robert_binion Ha. You want me to answer that in 140 chars or fewer? Please. Go study. And not your usual dogma. Try Buddhism.

Jul 31, 2015

@bertwatts @robert_binion I didn't say it's tissue & "nothing else." I said we have absolute control, choice. You don't "play" god. You ARE.

Jul 31, 2015

@violetblue Also totally awful season for various forces fucking over journalists. Just sayin'

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