“Left a bottle of water in the mailbox”

August 14, 2019

“On a really hot day, left a bottle of water in the mailbox for the mail carrier.” That was the message left by a woman on the ServiceSpace website in the section called “Stories of Kindness fromRead More »


This Is Not Myself

August 7, 2019

The first time I made beauty for a hurt place was in the Utah Canyonlands. I was hiking along a narrow canyon, following the wash that had cut through the fox-red rock, when I came uponRead More »

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RadJoy Chosen to Host Annual Meeting at Omega Institute

March 22, 2019

Radical Joy for Hard Times has been chosen by New York State Council of Nonprofits to be one of a select group of organizations to hold their annual meeting at Omega Institute.

Gaynell Meij Book

Booklet Inspired by RadJoy’s People Binding the Earth

February 3, 2019

Connecticut-based writer and artist e. Gaynell m. Meij weaves together photography, art, and prose poetry to evoke synchronicities in nature and human perception. Inspired by Radical Joy for Hard Times’s People Binding the Earth practice,Read More »


Trebbe Johnson Guest on “Future Primitive”

January 30, 2019

In this week’s episode of Future Primitive, Trebbe Johnson speaks with Joanna Harcourt-Smith about: feeling the grief for the loss of the places we love; finding and giving back beauty in the wounded places ofRead More »

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Review of Radical Joy for Hard Times book in New York Journal of Books

January 24, 2019

Peter Riva reviews Trebbe Johnson’s new book, Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places for the New York Journal of Books.

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Butte College Students and Faculty Struggling and Determined after Devastating Camp Fire

January 24, 2019

Just a few weeks before the devastating Camp Fire swept through Butte County in north central California, students in Mimi Riley’s Butte College class, Our Sustainable Future, were discussing Radical Joy for Hard Times andRead More »

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People Rally Round a Poisoned Oak

January 23, 2019

“People love trees. They are the most benevolent things in our environment. In primal ways, people relate to trees in their souls. That’s why this crime offends people so much,” said forester John Giedraitis after anRead More »



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