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The gift of clear mind: Laudato Si'

We cannot begin to say how refreshing it is to see Pope Francis face the urgency of the situation and awaken us to our need to be alive, and to swim upstream. "When people become agents for truth and vital change, they are elevated, enlarged, and lit up."

Fighting Extinction

This is a true challenge. If the story is told as one of avarice, private gain and exceptionalism, the human race will go extinct.

The Road to Paris

Newspaper reporting legend Ross Gelbspan once said, lifestyle change is essential, but lifestyle change won't get us out of this climate mess. We need change of the kind that only comes from governments, acting together.

Fuke-Undo

We are surrounded by allies who want nothing more than to heal the planet and take us back to the garden. It is time we got out of their way and stopped giving them more work than they can reasonably handle all at one time.

Revolucíon

"Marx said the opium of the masses was religion. For the USA, it's Netflix and Wal-Mart."

Is This All We Get?

To re-cap for those living under rocks the U.S. and China announced this week a surprise breakthrough in negotiating a secret bilateral deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Queue confetti.

Mr. Toad in Union Grove: Review of A History of The Future by James Howard Kunstler

The novel is an exploration of the process of rebuilding a broken civilization, even as the old continues to decay and collapse in both expected and unexpected ways.

One Hundred Thirty Nine Square Miles of Sand, Part III: Denouement

Permaculture brings peace by achieving food sovereignty, decolonizing our food systems and supporting local producers. It restores the natural world that makes human life possible, even in the desert.

One Hundred Thirty Nine Square Miles of Sand, Part II: The Road to Zion

“If a path to the better there be, it begins with a look at the worst.” — Thomas Hardy

One Hundred Thirty Nine Square Miles of Sand: Part I

Events in Gaza fill us with deep sadness. We have friends in both Israel and Palestine who are swept into this conflict without wanting it. To get out of this room, we have to understand how it was built and why it is here. We have to cut a window to let some light in, and then build a door from the inside out.
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