Stand up and take a part
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.”
It seems fitting, on this celebration day of Martin Luther King Jr., to talk about “Unity Principles.”
Peace is never quiet
Many thanks to all of you who helped track and celebrate the green movement in Indiana as a Bicentennial legacy. Now, let’s take it to a whole new level, together.
Pope Francis is no platitudinarian, so when I came across his 10 tips for bringing more joy into one’s life, I attended to them eagerly.
Water is life (and the Feds agree!)
I, like many people, have been concerned about a mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. While I abhorred this idea, I felt helpless to prevent it.
Reasons to be Grateful
Now is the moment to celebrate with the Standing Rock Sioux community and praise them for their unwavering fight for the planet.
As you surely do, I always try to keep myself in a place of gratefulness. But indeed many times I’ve found the special need to step away, be quiet and simply name that which fills and sustains me...
I’ve been through several national elections. Sometimes the Democrats win and sometimes the Republicans win. It’s what we Americans do. The reins of government are passed on to a new administration peacefully. It’s what we do.