Category Archives: Environment

The Domestication of the Elements

Since modern times we have struggled to master nature around us.  We pull strings.  Occasionally nature reminds us that our hold on her is tenuous at best: Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast of the United States and perhaps the … Continue reading

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Respecting and seeing the natural world

One of my favorite movie creators  is Hayao Miyasaki.  He created Totoro as well as Spirited Away.  And others.  In Totoro, a gentle story about two girls moved to the countryside by their dad while their mom is recuperating in … Continue reading

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Wisdom Surrounds Us All: The Enlightening Wood

The Wood Interstice emphasized two ideas that I gravitated towards to: how trees are seen as full of wisdom and have witnessed many events, and the polarity of forests being enlightening, but also dangerous. The ecological knowledge we gain from … Continue reading

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