To little boys who wish to cut off the tails of elephants: Hang that sharp blade at your side glinting and let your boots warm to the heat of the body once holding a beating heart Some little boys tried and never finished to replace the thing they had taken by knotting the tendons: Bow […]
My son is two years old, and some change. Some parents would call him 28 months. Other parents would say he’s “still in diapers”. I call him wise. He’s also getting the knack for celebrating holidays. While we were making our second jack o’lantern (the first was eaten by pesky squirrels only minutes after it […]
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.”
“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 […]
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.
Today I read this to help kick off this year’s theme of inclusion. It was my first time reading in front my entire school to an audience ranging from six to sixty. I’d like to tell you a story that’s not my story actually, but the story of someone who is very close to […]
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 […]