My name is Geov Parrish. I am an organism. Hence Geov.org.
In 1996, frustrated by the frequently slow, stale, boring, and turgid writing of activist publications, I started Eat the State!, a little free newsletter which quickly became a newspaper, grew beyond the Seattle area, and had a lovely 17-year run before the Interwebs finally made newspapers obsolete (at least on our budget). We also launched a weekly segment on the “Mind Over Matters” public affairs show on KEXP 90.3 Seattle, each Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9 AM Pacific Time. Entitled “Eat the Airwaves,” it continues with myself and fellow ETS! veteran Maria Tomchick. Check it out!
ETS! also launched an unlikely ten-year journalism/punditry career for me. The Stranger offered me a column. Then Seattle Weekly (which, kids, was actually a relevant publication back in the day) hired me away. Then national publications came calling – MotherJones.com, Alternet.org, In These Times, Working Assets’ web site, and any number of other newspapers, magazines and web sites. I did a whole bunch of other stuff.
Then I kinda got tired of it, and went back to activism. But I still do a regular column (for City Living Seattle and other local Pacific Publishing newspapers), I still do the KEXP show each week, and I still have opinions from time to time. That’s what this is for,