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How Important Are We Really? Further Reflection on Human Privilege

This blog post was precipitated by a response to an earlier post defining the concept of anthropocentrism. I am always grateful for the invitation to write more about pretty much anything! Do you ever wonder how we humans have evolved into such a hard driven, over-scheduled, stressed out, anxious, addicted collection of souls who tend Read More…

A Vocabulary Lesson ~ Ecotone (Sometimes ecotome)

The ecological work we need to be doing isn’t really coming from people of churches or from those outside churches, at least not with the urgency it requires. Take churches, for example, especially Mainline churches. This is from a 2008 article in the Boston Globe. “(yet) Protestant denominations are leaving many of their small churches Read More…

Restoring the Earth Community ~ A New Perspective, Vol. One

It’s more difficult than I would have thought to make a YouTube video. Still, I think there were only ten takes involved, and not more than four or five late night editing sessions. sierra leone . Oh, and the computer crashes. . . I’ve decided to make a series of them for several reasons, figuring Read More…

Splashing with Whales

I want to introduce you to a friend and colleague who has recently returned from Baja. Megan LeBoutillier is an artist and naturalist, her work inspired by the sheer beauty of life of all kinds in its natural state, and, on this occasion, the lives of gray whales. These are her words: Recently I had Read More…

Toward a Deep Ecology: First Steps

Pat Hatfield, a naturalist and teacher in the Ohio state park system, conducts workshops for women who are wanting to reconnect to the natural world. She describes one workshop in particular with these words: “A creepy-crawly adventure in the grasses of the field. Bring journals, sketch pads, wear long pants.” Once the participants are gathered, Read More…

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