My major interests are music and politics but I still call myself a generalist. I’ve written about many things over time but the climate crisis now looms as the most profound problem humanity has ever had to confront. That and other current issues are both diverse and deep, and many are political. Let’s talk about them.

A few years ago I published a book called Mingus Speaks—my interviews with the great bassist-composer and commentary by his close associates. The book presented Mingus as a person of wide, opinionated experience, reporting on music and life. I’ve tried to reflect that spirit in this blog.