Celebrating Memorial Day During A Pandemic

This looks like a fun day at the water park, right? It’s a picture from this year’s Memorial Day celebration at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. People are celebrating the holiday weekend without a care in the world. There are plenty of photos like this circulating online, but the “PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING” banner proudly displayed over a tightly-packed crowd makes this one my favorite. That’s one for the history books, folks.

The pandemic isn’t over. Not even close. The spike of people gathering in crowds like this over the holiday weekend will inevitably trigger a second wave of infections and deaths.

Why is this happening? Why are people gathering in large crowds when the virus may still be spreading at epidemic rates in 24 states, and a second wave was starting in the Midwest and South even before people started abandoning distancing over the holiday weekend?

Posted in Climate Justice, Climate Science Denial, COVID-19, Just Recovery, Mutual Aid, Science Denial

A Treesong By Any Other Name

Hi! My name is Treesong. If you’re reading this, you probably already know something about me. I’m a father, husband, author, talk radio host, and Real-Life Superhero. I write fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

I also have a “nonstandard” name.

My full legal name is Treesong. It’s a single-word first name with no last name. I had my name legally changed to Treesong in 2002. If you want the short version of the story behind this name, check out my Origin Story page. It’s a Real-Life Superhero origin story, so be prepared for some cheesy framing.

This “nonstandard” name has led to a lot of strange experiences that make for interesting stories. I’m writing this post about my name because I have a new story to tell, but first allow me to share some of the classic name-related tales from the Adventures of Treesong.

Posted in Books, Change, Personal, Treesong's Books

Celebrating My Birthday

A very merry unbirthday to you! My birthday is coming up on May 19. I’m not having my usual big party this year because spreading a deadly virus isn’t my idea of a good time. Therefore, all celebrations that involve friends will have to take place online this year.

I invite you to celebrate with me online! In lieu of gifts, here are a few suggestions for how you can celebrate my birthday with me.

Posted in Climate, Climate Justice, Personal

Change Now Has Wider Distribution

My first novel, Change, now has wider distribution! In other words, you no longer have to go through Amazon to get a copy of Change.

I announced in February that I was expanding distribution of my writing beyond Amazon. Due to the pandemic and various other delays, that transition is taking longer than I originally planned. However, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just published the ebook edition of Change to all of the distribution channels available through Draft2Digital. This currently includes Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo (including Kobo Plus), Tolino, OverDrive, Bibliotheca, Scribd, 24Symbols, Baker & Taylor, and Hoopla. I’ll also be publishing a print edition of the novel through Draft2Digital soon. Their print publishing is currently in beta testing and I’m on the list to participate in that beta soon.

Posted in Books, Change, Cli-Fi, Treesong's Books
My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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