Saturday, September 19, 2015

Ivan MacFayden and The Ocean is Broken

Ivan MacFayden
http://www.theherald.com.au 
The look on Ivan MacFayden's face in this photo haunts me. I have seen that face on many world seasoned merchants sailors who live on the sea and know that the bigger part of climate reality 
most landlubbers, or those like us now who stay close to land, 
will never know unless they've spent the same number of days 
staring at endless watery horizons seeking signs. Ivan obviously found 
some big game changing ones. I've seen smaller versions of this 
flotsam trash phenomenon, miles of plastic, filth, god knows what, 
bunched on the surface in the Gulf of Mexico decades ago. Decades. 
I remember it was early morning or evening (same kind of light) 
and I was in the wheelhouse of a tug with the First Mate and we just 
stared dumbly at a mess we knew that could never be cleaned 
until he finally broke the silence and said, "This is America's 
soft underbelly body of water and it's hopelessly polluted." I 
believe that's what Ivan saw--the huge brain-gut of the planet and 
it's cancer that we caused it. READ HIS REPORT HERE AT THE HERALD.COM.AU

Blessed are the peacemakers...
a white cop, a black kid

Arnold Penxa is a white cop from black Detroit, Michigan determined to save the lives of children no matter the cost, no matter the color. He is an ex war veteran and retired Detroit policeman, now working for a private school security firm,and he sniffs out a conspiracy for a multiple school shooting. The problem is that nobody wants to believe him except for a few close friends, so he's forced to act mostly alone to bust up the plot. Forget the usual suspects. This is the Mad Motor City where the line between common sense and criminal behavior is never clear.

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