On this last day of the year, my 39th on this planet, I want to take several moments to reflect on where I’ve been this year and maybe years past. Maybe at the end of this little jaunt, I’ll think about where I’m headed and many more us seem to be headed. The short version: … More From the last year to the new year
We need an army of light today. What I mean is that we need people today to stand up for themselves, their neighbors, and the places they love and fight back against people who think that we, our neighbors, and the places we love are expendable. Today, I’m looking at the presidential candidates and the … More The Dems & Repubs on Sustainability & Justice
Draft #2 of this poem. Found myself watching people on the street–me included–so plugged into their phones that I felt overwhelmed by how enslaved we can be to our devices pumped full of energy from our energy slaves. WIDGETS I’ve been looking at people as wreckage these days. Bodies founded, scaffolded, adorned then machined. Here, … More WIDGETS
Peterson Toscano is wonderful. A “Quirky Queer Quaker performance artist & scholar, playfully exploring the serious worlds of gender, religion” and climate. His show, Climate Stew is just brilliant. He takes the unfolding climate crisis and puts it into humor and satire. And yet, it never minimizes the challenge. Follow him on @p2son on Twitter. … More Celebrating Our Climate Heroes
I’m working on a novel, tentatively titled Rise. It takes place over the course of 26 hours, largely in one place. Each chapter focuses on a different character. In this chapter, I’ve written from the perspective of an adult female black bear who sees a wildfire that’s started in the chapter before. This is the … More 1:12 pm Black Bear – A chapter draft from my novel, Rise.
Yesterday, Leonid Bershidsky wrote a piece about the problems of implementing renewable energy and meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals. He writes, As 195 countries hammered out an agreement to minimize climate change the town council of Woodland, North Carolina, met to ban a solar farm on its land and prevent all future attempts to establish … More Paris, the Woodland, NC Solar Flare, & Local Action
A group of residents has filed a lawsuit against the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors to stop the Cottages from being constructed. The Centre Daily Times reports this: The first phase of litigation will likely return the plan to the new Board of Supervisors for a new vote in 2016, the release said. Three new … More A precedent for more intentional and sustainable development