Dad Jokes, Benign Violations, and Ecotainment
"Let’s stop being so darn serious and recognize that climate change communication and entertainment can and must co-exist"
Proof of Resiliency
"We often talk about healthcare as if it is unrelated to the environment, when in fact the two are inextricably linked."
We fully intend to “keep on walking and keep on talking” for our children’s children.
Marsh Supermarkets and the Charter
No one will be immune from the harm caused by the cuts in vital social programs as has been proposed in the 2017 budget.
Marsh supermarkets around Indiana are closing and it raises the question, do our low-income communities have access to fresh foods?
Stand up and take a part
What does my pacifism mean in a world where people with unrelenting political agendas commit unmitigated evil. What does a pacifist, what does any conscientious person do in this world?
I became a vegetarian to save the world
If you are like me you were probably getting tired of hearing the repeal and replace mantra concerning The Affordable Care Act.
A great time to be alive
April 1 was a personal milestone for me: I celebrated one year of being a vegetarian.
Notes on nourishing activism
The words of Martin Luther King Jr. express enduring confidence in humankind even in a time of unrest with much in common with the present.
Choose one: Angry, worried, depressed, fired up
The second principle of the Earth Charter addresses the need to care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.
Never before in my lifetime has the culture clash in America been so strident.
Trees are everything
One of the issues I find most disturbing and scary is the on-going tense relationship between the free press and the new administration.
Presidents Day, 2017
On a recent walk with my dogs to Eagle Creek Park, I had the realization: trees are everything.
Second that emotion
Simple patriotism was not the motivation behind early planning for Mount Rushmore.
I hope you got to watch the tribute to Smokey Robinson Friday evening as he received the annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Beauty of the Alps
How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, darken their understanding, and drive bright-eyed wisdom from her sacred throne?
This Symphony tribute to the Alpine mountains reminded me of one of the Earth Charter principles I usually do not give sufficient time and thought. It reads as follows: “Secure Earth’s bounty and beauty for present and future generations.”