The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: The Traprock Blog


Letter: Is our Bright Future the next big bang?

By Diana Roberts Published on January 15, 2020 in the Greenfield Recorder I was dismayed to read Joshua Goldstein’s suggestion that nuclear power is the better bet for replacing coal. “You should probably thank your…


My Turn: A ‘bright future’ of nuclear power?

By SUZANNE R. CARLSON Published: 1/14/2020 1:25:08 PM / Modified: 1/14/2020 1:24:20 PM, by the Greenfield Recorder The article in the Recorder on Jan. 7 pricked me to respond immediately. Author Joshua Goldstein spoke at…


Climate Crisis: “The Science is Screaming”

H. Patricia Hynes Originally published in Informed Comment and The Berkshire Eagle December 17, 2019   Thousands of climate scientists are exhorting governments publicly, with an existential sense of urgency based upon the most up-to-date…



We loved our trees and waters

H Patricia Hynes Originally published in The Montague Reporter, October 31, 2019 Last summer I saw a young man standing by a large dusty gray turtle on the Turners Falls bike path, shielding this fellow…





Economic sanctions: War by another name

By Pat Hynes Originally published in the Greenfield Recorder: 9/3/2019 9:05:19 AM In early 2019, the White House threatened to invade Venezuela, take down the government and replace it with their choice of president and…