At the halfway point of a climate response course, I am engaged and inspired. I’ve been drinking in ideas of environmental leaders including Paul Hawkins, Joanna Macy, Dr. Riane Eisler, and Christiana Figuerez.
Starting in September, our book club, via zoom, will explore one of Thích Nhất Hạnh’s books with meditations on gratitude for our lives and our interconnectedness with the world.
Within the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, children recite the Thanksgiving Address, a river of words as old as the people themselves, known in the Onondaga language as “The Words That Come Before All Else.”
A passel of poems by Ron Faust: “Trespassing,” crossing a line not irrelevant; “The Great Divide,” honoring a falsely accused senator; “On Earth Day,” walking the tender Earth; and “Rainy Daffodils.”
“Blowin’ in the Wind” framed our sorrow about the war on Ukraine, with reflections and hope shared at the PeaceWorks Annual Meeting via Zoom.
Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, of the Potawatomi Nation, will hold a Facebook event Thurs., Feb. 17, and you’re invited to a public showing in KC MO—free! She is the acclaimed author of the book, Braiding Sweetgrass.
A colorful tree, a Regal Petticoat Maple / Shows its yellow leaves waving in the sky And red, magenta, salmon underneath / Particularly in the Fall downsizing
At the rally concluding the Peace Walk, Mary Hladky poses a question from Howard Zinn: “Have we reached a point in history where we are ready to embrace a new way of living in the world, expanding not our military power, but our humanity?”
While on the Flint Hills Nature Trail, I realized how deeply our radical interconnectedness with plants, trees, animals, bugs, deer and wolves, and with other humans, renders any act of violence toward each other or the Earth utterly ludicrous. We will not go quietly into the deep dark destruction of nuclear madness!
Once a peace walker decided to journey / From Wichita to a Kansas City nuclear weapon plant / Some 253 miles, including the Flint Hills Nature Trail, / To save the earth and ban nuclear weapons