Nature demands respect
We need Thoreau’s ‘tonic of wildness’ to confront climate change. As he explained, ‘We need to witness our own limits transgressed.’
For appropriate seasonal seediness
We are all dependent on seeds, literally and metaphorically.
Three commandments: stay, learn, go
A Gary Snyder poem helps me find my way in our messed-up world.
Henry David Thoreau, the original none
He wanted nothing to do with the Unitarian church that baptized him, but today’s Unitarian Universalism has embraced his revolutionary ecological, conscientious, and spiritually open approach.
Flowers on the altar
Arranging flowers is a form of moving meditation.
Sustainability: not so fast
Who could object to living sustainably? It depends on what we mean.
Struck from on high
Weird stuff is gonna happen, and you might as well get used to it.
Personal discovery within community
Where is your sanctuary in the midst of life’s catastrophes and chaos? How will you take the time to nurture your soul?
At 150, Beatrix Potter continues to delight
The beloved children’s author was also a talented scientific illustrator and conservationist.
Connecting with the universe at UBarU
‘It would be hard to gaze at the magnificent night sky above UBarU and not feel some form of spiritual connection to the universe.’
How do we live under the cloud of impending apocalypse without giving in to panic?
The awe comes easy, and thankfulness follows
Get me outside myself, say, in a yurt on an island, and whoa—there are the stars, and crickets, the body I live in, the images of the people I love.