Tag Archive | environmental awareness

The pain of being perpetually silenced


    Hello readers, The mentality created by the industrial revolution was one that deified science and materialism. The pragmatic evolution of ideas and ideals re-centered the human and cultural experiences of men and women away from God, spirituality, and Nature. No longer subservient to a higher power of some kind, humans replaced those fundamental alliances […]

Authentic


Hello readers, I haven’t posted anything recently. My dog accidentally discovered an orphaned kitten in our backyard a little over two weeks ago, and it is amazing how such a small creature can need so much time and care! I like to think about what is going on in the world and about how people […]

Yin and Yang: the political divide in America


  Hello readers, In America, we live in an either/or world. Either you are an individualist (a Republican or Libertarian) or you are a progressive socialist (Democrat). Did it ever occur to anyone that a person who is concerned about social issues may also be an independent, self-responsible person? And how about those Americans who […]

The Great Divide: Growing Inequality in America


Hello readers, I don’t know about you, but it really bothers me that corporations and bankers run America. That such a small group of people is able to milk our collective resources, human and natural and greedily and without consequence take whatever they want…because they can. Ordinary people are constantly taxed and support the extravagant […]

Thankful – thoughts on environment and culture


  Hello readers, Sometimes I fantasize about an America built on the principle of inter-connectedness of all things and beings.  I try to imagine a place where the schism of culture that is our European mono-theistic birthright never happened. Where man against nature was never a theme in literature or science. What might have happened […]

a place where people live (a poem)


planting rock and tender succulents into the reluctant blood clay stooping to tidy this oasis of weeds, leaves heart swells proud to home warming the brick with the coziness of pink and red plant flesh pungent rosemary and basil and yet, where is the heart where the other souls are building their nests heaps of rejected furniture […]

Against Nature: Creative and Healthy Humans


Hello readers, As creators of culture, humans tend to historically set ourselves apart from nature, maintaining a complex and dual relationship with our self-images and our self-facts.  I do believe there is a way to heal this schism in the way we see ourselves and in the way we function in the world.  In fact, […]