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The Social and A.I. Dilemma

The Social and A.I. Dilemma

The A.I. Dilemma builds on the issues brought to light in the movie The Social Dilemma and extends the inquiry to A.I. Vital and Fascinating.

Announcing: The Frog Doctrine

Announcing: The Frog Doctrine

During the pandemic years, while so many people jumped online, I felt compelled to go the other way–choosing not to add to the online cacophony until I felt I had something vital to say. So here it is.

Frog Tale – a love story

Frog Tale – a love story

It was July of 1969. In our paneled den in Bremerton, Washington my dad, mom and I sat in front of a new Heath-kit TV my dad had built and watched Neil Armstrong plant an American flag on the moon. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” I was ten years old, and I was all in. Soon,...

What Can One Person Do About Global Warming?

What Can One Person Do About Global Warming?

For many years now, people have asked me: "What Can One Person Do About Global Warming?" Sometimes they follow with a question about my own climate engagement:  "How can you stay engaged and optimistic?" Confession: I'm not always optimistic or even hopeful. But I decided some time ago that I did...

The Story of All Stories

The Story of All Stories

Our Universe is ancient and we are so very young in comparison. Are you ready for an experience of deep space and time? Check out this video. Narrated by Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, and David Attenborough, and developed, edited with music, and enhanced with special effects by melodysheep, this video...

A Watershed Moment

A Watershed Moment

I need to acknowledge the dire political situation we now face here in the United States. A recent indicator is the fall of Roe v. Wade, but please understand that this is far bigger than one court decision. This is a watershed moment for democracy and justice in the US. We awaken to the fact that...

Thoughts on Regeneration

Thoughts on Regeneration

How do we know when we are regenerating land?  Lindsay Dailey, executive director and co-founder of the Tribal Ecosystem Restoration Alliance in Lake County, shares the concepts inherent in "kincentric permaculture". The top strategies are regenerating (and preserving) soil and ecosystems. But how...

A Message from 2041

A Message from 2041

"The dream drives the action" -- Thomas Berry It's time to dream of a positive future. Allow this message from 2041 to encourage and inspire you to make it happen! Watch:

Choose Life

Choose Life

“Today I give you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”- Deuteronomy 30:19  Today I’m going to offer one over-arching strategy for...

The Elem Round House

The Elem Round House

A powerful and poignant short film exploring the painting “Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse at Clear Lake, California” (1878)

Learning more – for the journey.

So I am reading about the Achuar and the Amazon this morning and came across this description: "Potential dangers are ever present: quicksand, biting insects and spiders, poison snakes, thorns, and falling limbs. Attractive fruits and berries may be deadly. Predators such as anacondas and jaguars...

Preparing – day by day

Amazon Update: Body Prep Plan ~ phase one in place ~ I am walking one mile three days a week, 2 miles another three days, and five miles on the seventh day. So far ~ so good! Now I am beginning the Mind Prep Plan ~ phase one ~ reading three books from the Pachamama Alliance reading list each...

Yes! We are ready for the journey!

The decision is made! Denise and I will be journeying to the Amazon with the Pachamama Alliance in July 2018! Today I began my journaling - so appropriate on this Epiphany Day when we honor the three Kings/Wise Ones who "traveled afar, following the star." I am soooooo excited!

Limiting Beliefs

I went for a walk in the orchard this morning – in the rain. Magical. Peaceful. Refreshing. And yes, I was soaking wet when I came back into the house with my two equally dripping wet dogs, but we really enjoyed the sound, feel, and taste of the rain. We dried off quickly in our warm, cozy home....