Blogging for Sanity

Musing

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...

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...

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...

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...

Clean Energy Innovation

Clean Energy Innovation

A conversation with Denise and CleanStart about clean energy innovation in California

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...

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...

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)

Lessons from Pachamama – Coming Home

Lessons from Pachamama – Coming Home

Coming HomeJust days after we returned home to Lake County, we were evacuated for 12 days due to the Ranch fire.  We worried about the loss of our place and struggled with the nearly unbreathable air.I was reminded of the greatest gift of all from the jungle--the...