The 300-acre landslide in Oso, Washington, which killed at least 30 people and destroyed the local community on March 22, 2014, reveals a consequence of a relatively unregulated and unseen industry: logging.
By not discussing clear cutting and global warming, a deadly mudslide becomes a natural tragedy that we are supposed to mourn, without critical thinking.
Why should it take a disaster to make this confluence of values so evident -- for me, for any of us? Why, since we share so much at a deep and personal level, is it so hard to share much of anything at a political level?
I last wrote about the mystery of Malaysian Flight 370 and how that event hit so close to home. At the same time, another event appeared to be brewin...