Standing at the River

The Peace River valley, a place I love, is being stripped and excavated to build a hydroelectric dam. This is happening in the far north-east of British Columbia, a ferry ride and two days’ drive [...]

Smooth Rock Croc

It was really fantastic to share this event with a friend. We saw all this construction in the town and choose that as a place to honor. We honored what came before the new building [...]

An Environmental Mistake

I wore the 2011 T shirt to my zazen session on June 22 and asked permission to talk about the meaning of the event, the picture, the purpose of the artwork. We had a pretty [...]

The Politics of Ecology

I made a small bird from blue plastic. My creative act is captured in this picture which is the edge between a toxic field and a superfund site—both edged up together. The image I took [...]

Anointing Land

Mid-winter and raining finely. I chose this piece of land because I pass it every day. It is both wounded and beautiful, like me and most of us. Wounded as it includes a polluted stream, [...]

I Vow to Develop Compassion

On the morning of June 22 thirteen people gathered at Portuguese Point, a fishing place near the Hugh Keenleyside Dam, on the Columbia River upstream from Castlegar, B.C.   Our first activity was for each [...]