Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Earth Day – what for?

Posted April 22nd, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Earth Day – what for?

What is the purpose of Earth Day on a damaged, increasingly threatened planet? We must re-establish our intimate relations with all that is, with our habitats and sources of life, if we are to have any hope of healing the planet before it is broken beyond repair.

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Easter Dawn

Posted March 31st, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Easter Dawn

Spring is celebrated as a time of hope and renewal in religious and cultural traditions down through the ages. What does that mean in a time of ecological crisis? The human species is destroying its habitat, source of all meaning, culture, passion, art, religions, and spiritualities. We seem bent on it now. Yet, here it is, spring, with signs of renewal all around us. Can we restore our experience of our dependence upon and interconnectedness with nature before we rip it to so many shreds that it can no longer hold us?

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Treating fish with popular anti-depressant, anti-anxiety drugs

Posted February 18th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Treating fish with popular anti-depressant, anti-anxiety drugs

We dump not only our mood-altering drugs into our waters, but an enormous volume of endocrine inhibitors, narcotics, and more. Now this speaks to me not only of a danger to aquatic life posed by our unthinking way of disposing of our waste. No, it speaks to me of something far more fundamental: Our western disregard for nature and the delicate balance that holds together the web of life in which we live and move and have our being.

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My lake is receding…

Posted February 7th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on My lake is receding…

Lake Michigan is receding. Before my very eyes, it is shrinking away from its old shoreline – a combination of global warming, drought, and the reckless behavior of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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