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I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Don't believe predictions

As an adult, I lived through the end of the Cold War, 9/11, and The Great Recession. I can't tell you how many "this will change everything" takes I've read (example).

And, of course, I have 30+ years of vegans pointing at something in the news and insisting, "This will change everything!" Not so much.

I understand that you get known / clicks / paid for having a "take." But just my personal take [sic]: Don't believe the predictions.

This
is a good explanation of how many people have gotten things wrong in the past, and how most everything currently written about post-pandemic life will ultimately be wrong.

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