Helping Kids Play After Disaster

After an environmental disaster, when people are focused on filling out FEMA forms, trying to find clothes and medicine, organizing a place to stay, and even coping with such formerly mundane matters as wishing to [...]

Memorial for a Glacier

On August 18, Iceland held a ceremony to officially mark the passing of a glacier. In 1901 Okjökull glacier spanned 24 square miles. By 2005 it had almost disappeared, and in 2014 it lost its [...]

Pilgrimage in a Burnt Forest

I head into the Sierras to explore the area burnt by the Donnell Fire in 2018. Wikipedia says that 36,450 acres (147.5 km2) were burnt, but I don’t have any concept of what that means. I [...]

Waimanalo

Nine of us came together for our Global Earth Exchange. There were a couple who had participated previously but most were new to the practice. We started by sharing our names and why we chose [...]

All Are Our Relations

Once, all people lived in close relationship with nature. Time and history have withered the bond between the human and the other-than-human world. Despite this, the Earth and All Our Relations continue to generously give [...]

A Bird for the Rafters

Lissa has been able to join us in Moscow and get some distance from the social upheaval in Haiti.* The clay bird she made today has found its way into the rafters of our back [...]

Baseline Creep for the Black River

Annette Joseph, an Episcopal Priest working in rural Missouri, and I met at Sportsman Park in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to do a Global Earth Exchange. Our focus was on "Baseline Creep", a term that describes [...]

Solastalgia

This year we photographed a dead female Wallaby at the top of Wallaby Close. She must have hopped into the path of a car last night. Road kill is a huge issue in our part [...]