How shall we live, on a boiling planet and enmeshed in a civilization that knows only how to use up and destroy all it encounters? Can we find meaning and healing in the shelter of each other, to bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old?Read More
Skye-Anne Tschoepe is an environmental scientist and activist who’s not afraid of getting arrested for her beliefs. Here’s her story.Read More
Can music bridge the gaps that divide communities? Can we sing and play together and rediscover our common humanity and deep caring for one another? Cantor Harold Messinger and James Pollard Jr. have been conducting a music “Faith Gumbo” in Philadelphia for the past 13 years. I hope their bright spirits and loving hearts will inspire you.Read More
Sick to Fit coauthor Josh LaJaunie and his family are trying to help their friends, neighbors, and community – many of whom have lost everything, and have no access to food and water, fuel, electricity, or transportation.Read More
Tyson Yunkaporta is an Australian Aboriginal artist, philosopher, and researcher who lectures on Indigenous Knowledge at Deakin University in Melbourne. He’s also the author of Sand Talk, a book that has influenced my thinking more profoundly than any other.
Basically, Yunkaporta turns the lens of anthropology around and puts Western civilization under the microscope, showing us how insane and unsustainable the entire project is.Read More
So somehow my son and I ended up in front of his laptop with Hulu open. I don’t recall what he wanted to show me, but it ended up not being very interesting.
So, cultural rubber-necker that I am, I was drawn to a thumbnail of a show I had never heard of: My Strange Addiction. Apparently it ran for six seasons on TLC, starting in 2010. Apparently I had missed this cultural phenomenon entirelyRead More