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Dance of the Big Hunger: Time to Vote!

It's election time in America. In case you hadn't noticed. The national temperature is way, way up, bringing to mind the apocryphal Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."

As kin on the right coast struggle to climb from the wreckage of Mother Nature's terrible reminder of the reality of climate change, everyone else I know is obsessively poring over polls, clinging to the prognostications of Nate Silver, swearing at the TV, avoiding the TV, calling swing states, ranting about voter suppression, preaching to the choir, biting our nails, and taking more acid reflux remedies than we'd care to count.

We humans have a long history of caring about the big well as denying it - which is undoubtedly why the power and scope of Hurricane Sandy took way too many people by surprise. That's one of the many reasons why the indigenous Bushmen of the Kalihari have something to tell us about what really matters.

In my article Honoring the Mantis B…