Directions to the feed store

The old proverb says to “make hay while the sun shines.” Today’s proverb is “drop everything and get hay now because really there is no other time. No past, no future, just now.”

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The object in an empty box

“Love and death are the two great gifts given to us. Mostly they are passed on unopened.” – Rainer Maria Rilke This quote was spoken softly into my ears in the almost too-intimate way that earbuds can achieve when set at just the right volume at just the right moment. The quote was recited by […]

Good as in not ungood

Just when I was coming to terms with the realization that we might have finally arrived at a true dystopia of doublethink logic, along comes an Op Ed in the New York Times that denies the existence of objective reality and all the while takes into account the reality denied.

Transforming fear with 50,000 bees

The Center for Humans and Nature published my recent interview with the fascinating artist Matt Willey and his ambitious project The Good of the Hive. My good friend and sustainability educator Dan Schnitzer was also on the line for our chat. Read the interview here. Image: Study for “DNA”, a work in progress by Matt […]

Bird, I, M

We can’t relieve what we don’t understand. Understanding violence means recognizing our own intimate experiences with the situations and emotions that give rise to it in our own lives, every day.