“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 […]
When BigAg finally collapses under the weight of its own wildly mis-proportioned girth, and the dust settles, the tragedy will read as the blip of a footnote in the history of humankind.
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.
I realize you’re all probably like “What’s a powdery compound? What’s patriotism? What are words and concepts?” Totally valid questions, seeing as how you are of an entirely different species than me.