A Love Letter to Mary Oliver, on her Birthday

Dear Mary Forgive the formality, but I feel as though we are old friends, because I know your words so well. Today is your birthday, and it seems to me to be a fine time to write you a love letter. And, I promise I will take your advice: consider this my few words patched…… Continue reading A Love Letter to Mary Oliver, on her Birthday

Earth Day 2020: In Gratitude

Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and in a time of COVID-19, I am giving thanks for the body of the earth with a new sense of gratitude and deep appreciation. As I have said before, I am finding this new world of social distancing, self-isolation, and face masks very alien and challenging…… Continue reading Earth Day 2020: In Gratitude

The Speeding Rate of Extinction. Why You Should Care.

Last week, I read another article in The New York Times about the threat humans pose to other animal species and the environment in general.  Read it here: The Speeding Rate of Extinction  Sadly, this news is not new, nor does it come as much of a surprise.  What is new–and this also just seems to get…… Continue reading The Speeding Rate of Extinction. Why You Should Care.

Practical Lessons from the Gay Rights Movement

So, I listened to this really interesting podcast yesterday, and I can’t stop thinking about it. I wanted to share it and invite you to listen, too.  (Listen to it here:  https://www.npr.org/2019/04/03/709567750/radically-normal-how-gay-rights-activists-changed-the-minds-of-their-opponents).   It’s about gay rights, and it discusses the fact that, in the United States, there has been a relatively rapid change in both…… Continue reading Practical Lessons from the Gay Rights Movement