Tag Archives: soul

Dharma

Tweet [Henceforth, the series formerly know as Friday poetry shall be called Friday Soul, in recognition of the fact that I may at some stage elect to feature something other than poetry. But don’t be alarmed, I don’t see the … Continue reading

Posted in Books and media, Poetry | Tagged | Comments Off on Dharma

Make of yourself a light

Tweet [Editor’s note: I can’t get enough of Mary Oliver. There are few poets, writers, or artists of any kind that so consistently make me catch my breath, that give me the sensation of suddenly falling away into a new … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged | Comments Off on Make of yourself a light

Moving toward the light

Tweet [The solstice has turned and we are once again, as the poet would say, moving toward the light. A new year and a new decade, with all the hope and apprehension — the yin and the yang — inherent … Continue reading

Posted in Books and media, Poetry | Tagged | 1 Comment

Autumn falling

Tweet Just now I felt the need, as I sometimes do, to just step outside and stand quietly for a while. Letting my breathing and heart rate ease into a quieter rhythm, allowing the soft breeze to wash away the … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Biophilia, Timberneck Biodiversity Restoration Project | Tagged | 1 Comment

Farewell old friend

Tweet 0940. Maupin Field shelter. A still, overcast contemplative day, early autumn crickets singing, an unidentified bird — or conceivably a frog — chirping monotonously in the muffled foliage. Green and moist. Dim in the forest. Made good time through … Continue reading

Posted in Biophilia | Tagged | 3 Comments

Nature is hiring

Tweet [Editor’s note: Following is Paul Hawken‘s recent commencement speech to the graduating class of the University of Portland. It is so inspiring, so filled with poetry and wisdom, and so dead on the mark that I feel compelled to … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Biophilia, Education, Natural Patriots, Science, Sustainability | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The search for intelligent life

Tweet [Just returned from two weeks in the Land Down Under.  After a workshop in Sydney, we flew to New Zealand and the family spent a week in Gisborne on North Island – Whale Rider country. Very beautiful – dramatic … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Biophilia, Oceans | Tagged | 13 Comments

The silent world

Tweet A few months ago I happened to pick up a copy of Jacques Cousteau’s classic first book, The Silent World, less from a burning desire to read it than for the mysterious and evocative cover photo, and out of … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Biophilia, Books and media, Education, Natural Patriots, Oceans | Tagged , | 9 Comments

May Day

Tweet I refer not to a panicked entreaty from a ship at sea, nor to the planned March in MacArthur Park, LA, regarding immigrants’ rights. Instead, I return to the original usage of the term, and offer warm wishes for the … Continue reading

Posted in Biophilia | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Got dirt?

Tweet [Editor’s note: This just in — and in time for Earth Day (barely). I reprint below an extract from the new, second edition of Richard Louv’s classic and inspirational book, Last Child in the Woods.  The new edition is … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Biophilia, Books and media, Education, Natural Patriots, Sustainability | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments