Author Archives: Steven D. Searls

About Steven D. Searls

Father of two adult children, husband for over 30 years, and a retired Attorney due to a rare autoimmune disorder. Love books and movies. Politics: Progressive (but not a fan of either Clinton, neoconservatism or neoliberalism). Current avocation: writing poetry, fiction and political commentary online, under my user name "Steven D."

Wildfires Burning Over One Million Acres in US Right Now

View from Lookout Mountain, CO. Not clouds. Not Smog. Smoke from wildfires 800 miles away. Smoke from wildfires in the western United States. About 1.4 million acres of fires at the present time and over 7.5 million acres burned so … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change Deniers, Climatology, Colorado, Politics, Science, United States, Wildfires | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Charlottesville and the Crisis of Identity and Tribalism in America

I’ve given a great deal of thought to the events that went down in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th, when the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally degenerated into a street fight as police stood by and did nothing. We … Continue reading

Posted in Genocide, Government, History, inequality, Justice, Progressives, Tribalism | 7 Comments

What Do People Mean When They Say I Want My Country Back?

Author’s Note: In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, I’ve chosen to republish my essay dated March 29, 2015, originally entitled “What Do Conservatives Mean When They Say “I Want My Country Back?” Minor revisions have been made … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Civil Rights, Democracy, Equal Rights, History, inequality, North Carolina, Racism | 7 Comments

America’s Begging Bowl Society – Why is the richest nation in the world the most heartless to its own people?

On April 30, 2016, I escorted my wife to a charitable dinner where she was one of the principal speakers.  She was there to tell her story in order to generate donations for The Hochstein School of Music and Dance. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care, Health Care Insurance, inequality | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments