Monthly Archives: January 2014

Relearning to Love the Wild

photo, and photoshopping, by the author Seattle’s Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s book Crow Planet is a description of the experiences and feelings she brings to her work as an “urban naturalist”, someone who studies and appreciates nature (“the more-than-human world”) from within … Continue reading

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Food Security

  image from the book Creating a Forest Garden by Martin Crawford I was recently invited to an Open Space event hosted by the Bowen (Island) Agricultural Alliance (BAA!) and facilitated by my friend Chris Corrigan. It was a small … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: January 28, 2014

The first edition of Shift Magazine, which is all about building resilience for a tumultuous future, and of which I am and will be a regular contributor (writing a trilogy on complexity and then some joyous short stories set two millennia … Continue reading

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Almost

  I used to almost-fall-in-love all the time. I would take some small gesture, some breathtaking sidelong look, some small perfect curve, and build around it a pixie, a faun, a perfect creature I could love. But now I have … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Species

conception of post-civilization all-weather wear by mary mattingly I‘ve added professor Clive Hamilton’s new book Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change to my “Save the World Reading List” (retroactively). It’s the natural next step after … Continue reading

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as if

as if it matters what we believe, or think we know is true. as if it matters what we do, or how we feel. as if all-life-on-Earth cares what happens to us, or to our species. as if it makes … Continue reading

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Appreciation

A couple of readers have chastised me for the tone and substance of my recent posts, and I realized that, since most of my readers aren’t aware of my day-to-day life, relationships and activities it’s not surprising that I may come … Continue reading

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She Stood Irresolute Outside His Door

cartoon by hugh macleod I don’t want to feel too much. I couldn’t bear to work at an animal shelter, or visit a factory farm or the Tar Sands. I’m afraid that if I feel too much, I might become even … Continue reading

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Unglued

I wrote: No use to the world broken. I was right. No use to the world. Broken.

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