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The Dance of the Caterpillars ~ In a Time Before Texting

This is a publication announcement for The Dance of the Caterpillars ~ In a Time Before Texting. The… [more]


The Dance of the Caterpillars ~ In a Time Before Texting
The Dance of the Caterpillars ~ In a Time Before Texting

The Three Trees ~ an old story told anew

“I should be content,” writes the poet David Ignatow, “To look at a mountain for what it is, not… [more]


The Three Trees ~ an old story told anew
The Three Trees ~ an old story told anew

Sense of Place ~ Part Three

With thanks to Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, who so generously offered his… [more]


Sense of Place ~ Part Three
Sense of Place ~ Part Three

The Legal Standing of Eco-systems

I would like in this post to introduce the work of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF),… [more]


The Legal Standing of Eco-systems
The Legal Standing of Eco-systems

Restoring the Waters ~ Community Puppet Theater

As you may or may not know, Jim and I live in rural New Hampshire in a small village called Wilmot. For… [more]


Restoring the Waters ~ Community Puppet Theater
Restoring the Waters ~ Community Puppet Theater

Science provides us today, in exquisite detail, not only the damage we have inflicted upon the ecosystem(s) of the planet but the consequences as well. Why then, are we not changing our behavior? Are we feeling environmentally helpless in our ability to make changes that make a difference?

What if there was a process that would move us from our sense of environmental helplessness to a state of eco-spiritual awakening and eco-activist empowerment that would bring about profound change?

Restoring the Waters offers people this mind-and-heart-changing process through art, poetry, music, ritual, philosophy, and even theology (when useful). Through this process, we become empowered as we remember that the earth community is sacred, begin to understand creation spiritually – according all life forms, human and non-human, their true sacramental value.

Restoring the Waters offers suggestions for action of all kinds – from personal or group reflection to restoration projects. The rich, dynamic potential of Restoring the Waters rests in the strength and diversity of the conversations I hope to engage. I invite you to participate!

Caroline Fairless

Restoring the Waters Blog

The Dance of the Caterpillars ~ In a Time Before Texting

Published: April 2, 2014
This is a publication announcement for The Dance of the Caterpillars ~ In a Time Before Texting. The back story is embedded in the post itself. It has taken me twenty-five years to see it in print, the reason being that I needed – and couldn’t persuade – a “legitimate” publisher. It was an ego thing. A week ago, Continue reading

The Three Trees ~ an old story told anew

Published: February 28, 2014
“I should be content,” writes the poet David Ignatow, “To look at a mountain for what it is, not as a commentary on my life.”

As many of us have experienced, this winter of 2014 has been snowy, cold, and interminably long. For me personally, it has seemed even longer, for I had my left shoulder replaced with titanium in … Continue reading

Sense of Place ~ Part Three

Published: September 16, 2013

With thanks to Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, who so generously offered his permission to adapt his work to an outdoor theater.

Continuing my series of reflections on Sense of Place, one of the deepest layers of place holds the beating heart of the local community. Whether or not we know it, deny … Continue reading

The Legal Standing of Eco-systems

Published: July 13, 2013

I would like in this post to introduce the work of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF), whose Associate Director Mari Margil offered the 2010 keynote at the Bioneers Conference. Margil articulates in a far more eloquent and succinct way than I can, the seedling work of turning existing environmental regulatory laws on their respective heads. It’s no … Continue reading

Restoring the Waters ~ Community Puppet Theater

Published: July 12, 2013

As you may or may not know, Jim and I live in rural New Hampshire in a small village called Wilmot. For a small community, Wilmot has a big heart: our library is a treasure, with a librarian unlike any librarian you’ve met or imagined. We have a Post Office; a gazebo for summer music; a farmer’s market; a veterinarian; … Continue reading

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