Sense of Place ~ Today my Home Floats
It is two o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon, the spring semester of 1971. I am sitting in the back row… [more]
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 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]
Sense of Place ~ Part Three
With thanks to Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, who so generously offered his… [more]
The Legal Standing of Eco-systems
I would like in this post to introduce the work of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF),… [more]
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!