Richard Grossman

Position: Population Matters!

Email: richard@population-matters.org

Preserve public lands for the children yet to come

You have fished for the trophy trout in the Rio Grande in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Or perhaps you’ve hiked Sand Canyon, a bit west of Cortez, and enjoyed the wonderful walking,...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Look where we need family planning the most

“As we crawled through the city, we encountered a crowded slum area. The temperature was well over 100, and the air was a haze of dust and smoke. The streets seemed alive with people. People...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Be careful when walking at night downtown

This month’s column has almost nothing to do with human population. It details an event that was life-changing for me, and could have been life-ending. However, getting bumped off by a careless...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Let her decide if or when she wants to have children

“Father slapped his hand on the table. ‘If Sarah was a boy, she would be the greatest jurist in South Carolina!’” This quote is from Sue Monk Kidd’s popular novel, The Invention of Wings. It is...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Practice the fine art of speaking truth to power

While watching the presidential election returns in November and disbelieving the results, this poem kept going through my head: “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front” by Wendell Berry (Used...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Stay up with international family-planning efforts

Although reproductive rights may be in jeopardy in this country, there is reason for optimism both here and abroad. India has the world’s second largest population – about a billion and a third...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Schools one way to give children every advantage

New parents hope that their children will be perfect. Unfortunately, there is often disappointment when reality sets in. We have always cared about the welfare of our children, but now each child...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Voting is a good way to shape the world you want

We have the opportunity to vote, and thus help shape our world – both nationally and locally. Please vote, even if you don’t follow my suggestions! Most politicians have personality traits that set...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Voting is a good way to shape the world you want

We have the opportunity to vote, and thus help shape our world – both nationally and locally. Please vote, even if you don’t follow my suggestions! Most politicians have personality traits that set...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Stop relying on Band-Aids and ‘move upstream’

Laura and Phil Olaniyi formerly lived in Durango but moved to Mozambique where they are starting an orphanage, “Heart for the Needy.” Let’s look at some of the statistics for this East African...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Honor those people who have chosen to be child-free

I stopped in a store on Main Avenue to buy a Christmas present. When I returned the proprietor’s greeting and asked how he was, he replied honestly. “Not too good.” He had just broken up with his...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

In looking at fluoride, evaluate the ‘facts’ carefully

In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed “Ten Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century.” Family planning is one. Another is “Fluoridation of Drinking Water to...

DATE: July 23, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

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