The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: The Traprock Blog


“It will not be over until we talk…”

Preface March 30, 2020 Dear Reader, I am sending you testimony that I wish everyone in the world would read, assimilate and discuss. It is heartbreaking testimony told by an Israeli Jew, Rami Elhanan. I…


Parenting in a Pandemic

By Deb Habib Published in the Greenfield Recorder on March 25, 2020 Much of my career as an educator has focused on supporting young people — many who have experienced isolation and trauma — to…


Women and Life on Earth: Then and Now

By Anna Gyorgy Originally published: March 11, 2020 in the Greenfield Recorder Update! The event mentioned here, planned for March 28, is among the many that have been cancelled. Its relevance remains. Anniversaries are times…



The Richest and the Rest of Us

H. Patricia Hynes Originally published February 2020 in The Berkshire Eagle and Informed Comment “The 500 richest people in the world…gained a combined $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019, further exacerbating inequities that have not…




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…