A Sense of Place

Deepening Ecology ~ the Acknowledging of Grief Part 2

It is difficult for me to write about the Council of All Beings for several reasons. One, I cannot remember or imagine this ritual without tears. I guess that’s a good thing, given that the intent is to step into the pain of earth’s destruction, to mourn, and to acknowledge accountability. Two, I am simply…

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Deepening Ecology ~ The Acknowledging of Grief

This is a hard blog for me to write, harder to post; it’s confessional in content, and I don’t yet have the experience of the healing and redemptive power that comes on the other side of a willingness to step into grief and mourning, into bereavement. So, this is all about blind trust. Some would…

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The Risks Of Taking a Morning Shower

The other morning, having been awakened way too early by the whining of our sweet rescue dog Callie (obviously she’s not yet accustomed to Eastern Standard Time), I popped into the shower. And as articulate as any song of earth might be if only we could hear, came the words foreign oil, foreign oil. Foreign…

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Poetry and the Soul of the Earth Community

I know there are quite a few poets who read my posts, and even more poetry lovers. I’m not a poet (I only write poems when I’m falling in love) but I am always looking for new poetry, in particular, poetry that grounds humans within the earth community, that connects humans to the rest of…

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A Sense of Place ~ Staying Put

To begin the conversation about the importance of what I’m calling a sense of place, I’m going to lean on Wendell Berry. In his book Bringing it to the Table, Berry exposes – to the harsh light it deserves – the immeasurable offenses against the land at the hands of agribusiness, and the illusion of…

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