Healthcare, Earthcare

"We often talk about healthcare as if it is unrelated to the environment, when in fact the two are inextricably linked."

Andy Fry
Pacifism Reconsidered

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?

Earth Charter
Stand up and take a part

If you are like me you were probably getting tired of hearing the repeal and replace mantra concerning The Affordable Care Act.

Andy Fry
A great time to be alive

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.

Andy Fry
Notes on nourishing activism

The second principle of the Earth Charter addresses the need to care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.

Andy Fry
Transparency

One of the issues I find most disturbing and scary is the on-going tense relationship between the free press and the new administration.

Andy Fry
Second that emotion

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.

Earth Charter
How long?

How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, darken their understanding, and drive bright-eyed wisdom from her sacred throne?

Earth Charter
Beauty of the Alps

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.”

Earth Charter