Eco-literacy Part 3: Universal Laws

Ecology is defined as the study of the relationships between organisms and their environments. The word ecology is derived from the Greek oikos, which means “house” and -logia, “study of”. Few people are ever trained in the basic foundations on which the earth, our home, functions, and on which we are wholly dependent.   Based […]

Eco-literacy Part 2: The missing element in our connections and decision making with our environment

Could I ever convince you that the tail wags the dog?   Probably not. It is easy to observe that dogs in every country in every land known to us wag their tails, not the other way around. There are many things in our world and universe that we don’t so easily observe, and so […]

Eco-literacy Part 1: The missing element in our connections and decision making with our environment

Here’s a question you may not have heard before: What is the real currency of our planet?   As toddlers, we begin to naturally learn to respond to and speak our parents’ language. We learn soon enough the words for coins and dollars, and their value to obtain things we want. In modern human societies […]

Cultivate Gratitude

Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth “You owe me” Look what happens with a love like that It lights the whole sky ~D. Landinsky (attributed to Rumi)   At dusk, as I walked into the woods, I noticed the tops of the barren trees shimmering with golden sunlight and took […]

A Word for 2019: Release and Re-Fire

[photo: “A Shadow of Life to Come” by Brent T. Ladd] “And now let us welcome the New Year Full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke One of the things in life that I am grateful for is the opportunity to begin again. “Always we begin again.” This is an important […]

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