Pete Haug

Pete Haug
Armed with an AB in English literature, Pete Haug plunged into journalism fresh out of college. That career lasted five years while he reported for a metropolitan daily, edited a rural weekly, and worked in industrial and academic public relations. He abandoned all for graduate school, finishing with an MS in wildlife biology and a PhD in systems ecology. Pete taught college briefly, then for a couple of decades he analyzed environmental impacts for federal, state, Native American, and private agencies. His last hurrah was an 11-year gig teaching English in China. After he retired in 2007, curiosity led Pete to explore climate change and fake news and to give talks about both. About five years ago he returned to journalism to write columns under the watchful eye of his draconian live-in editor and wife Jolie. They've both been Baha'is since the 1960s.

How about just gender equality?

Human beings, regardless of gender, are Homo sapiens. Though the phrase translates literally to “wise man,” it also means “wise human.” That’s where women come in. It’s been long coming, and we’re not there yet. But we’re moving in the right direction.

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Hanging Together in a Zero-Sum World

Pete Carroll, head coach for the Seahawks, addressed systemic racism. He said off-season social issues have provided “deep” and “rich” exchanges with his players “to teach us more and deeper about what the life of a black man is like in America.”

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