So yeah, I’m a bad blogger — been almost totally AWOL this week. I have, however, been keeping myself busy.

On Monday, I sat down for a longish discussion with Rabbi Michael Lerner, who’s leading the call for a spiritual movement from the "left hand of God" (yes, as opposed to the Right).

On Tuesday, I had a shortish chat with water experts Peter Gleick (head of the Pacific Institute) and ex-EPA head Bill Reilly about the state of play on global water issues.

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On Wednesday, I had lunch with Richard Louv, whose new book about "nature-deficit disorder" is making waves.

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All these will be on the site in coming weeks — along with the long-rumored interview with Lester Brown, which is running Monday (a firm date!).

I shall now return to regular blogging, barring the appearance of more smart people in the Seattle area.