Posts Tagged ‘ecological grief’

A view from the vast sea

Posted March 21st, 2014 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish This morning I stood for a precious few moments on the beach at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. It was a homecoming of sorts to the Atlantic Ocean, the one I grew to love along the shores of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia […]

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Facing the despair fully so that the real healing can begin

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning: Last week’s essay on the latest setback regarding mountaintop removal coal mining,  ‘Unbearable Grief’, haunted me for days. Still does now that I call it up again. I think I am horrified not just by the blowing up of entire mountains, laying waste to natural beauty, to […]

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Unbearable grief

Posted March 26th, 2012 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning: Read this before the next time you turn on your lights… I’ve been quiet on this site for the past couple of weeks. I’m working on my new book, trying to get a couple of projects anchored here in Milwaukee, and dealing with some illnesses in my […]

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Just how bad is our denial? A reflection on the human species

Posted December 6th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Dealing with reality is an essential survival skill. Divorce yourself too much from it, you have a problem. Any species needs to be super-aware of its habitat, the state its in, what’s happening to it – is it healthy, threatened, stable, unstable? Am I in danger? Reality: The […]

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