Inflation Reduction Act

Will the markets hold or improve? Markets are looking to start climbing again. They tanked on Tuesday when I was in DC to celebrate the IRA. Crude is steady. Asian markets are rebounding. I cannot fully process the IRA yet, because most of the markers won’t hit until next year and beyond. I would like…


Can I get some light in here?


August in the Atlantic

Late blooming storms of the season. Bit later than usual. We should have a sense by midweek as to the status of these disturbances. FPL has new gear to track storms and conduct damage assessments. Via Power Grid International Florida’s primary energy provider is ready to launch a powerful new technology, just ahead of the…

Lorgia García-Peña’s Community As Rebellion

First day of teaching done. First book of the semester read.


UNGA Adopts Resolution on the Right to a Healthy Environment

Yesterday the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution on the right to a healthy environment. The Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq stated: The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption by the General Assembly of its historic resolution recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. This landmark development demonstrates that Member States…


“Microaggressions: Death by a Thousand Cuts”

Dr. Derald Wing Sue, who is the son of parents who emigrated from China and is a professor of psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, writes about microaggressions in Scientific American. My research and work on what we call “racial microaggressions” began through a series of lifelong experiences and observations of interpersonal racial encounters. For…

Ms. Marvel

In the opening scene, Kamala Khan fails her driving test. She reverses into her driving examiner’s vehicle. Sana Amanat, one of the co-writers of the original series, was the first Hyderabadi-Punjabi woman I ever met. Super proud of Sana and the team behind this production. Congratulations to the cast and crew!




Should the UN establish a right to a healthy environment? ABA urges US to vote yes.

Thank you to Amanda Robert for writing about the UN Resolution for the Right to a Healthy Environment in the ABA Journal. I’ve really been consumed in this issue for the last few months. All the work has already been done of the the past two decades. It’s a matter of pushing it across the…