Finding inspiration in death and dying 

Finding inspiration in death and dying 

For reasons that still remain murky, since my early adulthood, I have maintained a sharp focus on mortality – my own and everyone else’s. As a result, I am drawn to discussions about the interface of life and death, joy and despair, and happiness and suffering. The...
Answering Earth’s cry

Answering Earth’s cry

This past Sunday, my wife and I were winding down our weekend, having just finished watching a mindless fashion competition show and lamenting that we could not view the Braves pummel the Mets with our current streaming situation when I, possibly ill-advisedly,...
Breaking free from throwaway culture

Breaking free from throwaway culture

First and foremost, let’s establish that there is, in fact, no such thing as “away.” Everything that we dispose of goes somewhere. The very concept of throwing things away attempts to alleviate us from thinking about the ultimate outcome of our disposables (which is,...
Action and Connection – Part One

Action and Connection – Part One

At the end of Paul Hawken’s Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, he outlines four concrete action and connection ideas to help us answer the questions of where to start and how to make a difference. The climate crisis is no longer a far off...
Looking for hope

Looking for hope

Looking out my office window, I see the pollinator-friendly perennials that I planted with love and care struggling to make it through the long days of oppressive heat. My sweet flock of chickens is miserable, trying anything to find some relief. I find it nearly...