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Reengaging place – because you can’t save what you don’t know

Posted September 19th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Reengaging place – because you can’t save what you don’t know

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish How do you save something, or someone, that you don’t even know exists? How do you care enough to sacrifice out of love when you are not in a relationship at all? How can you feel the passion of commitment over what feels like […]

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An Appalachian hero passes on

Posted September 12th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on An Appalachian hero passes on

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Friends, visitors, Earth-lovers all: All sorts of life circumstances have made it hard to keep up with this blog lately. I apologize for that. Next week I will begin again to do regular weekly posting. But checking my email just now, I found something […]

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Excess human beings, and the meaning of labor

Posted August 28th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Excess human beings, and the meaning of labor

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Since reading Charles M. Blow’s disturbing Op-Ed in the NY Times Sunday Review, Starving the Future, there is this one factoid among the many disturbing ones he cites that I can’t get out of my mind. I have seen it before, but it continues […]

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Are we on a downward spiral?

Posted August 23rd, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Are we on a downward spiral?

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish We should mark the day each year with some sort of sacred ritual,  a form of cleansing, a plea for healing, a requiem, a wake for the planet… Wednesday, according to the Global Footprint Network, was this year’s Earth Overshoot Day. We don’t want […]

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