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Of Rivers and Renewal

Of Rivers and Renewal

In the following post, guest blogger Wendy Williams reflects on how the destruction and renewal of nature can be a mirror to our own human experience in this excerpt from her memoir Autobiography of a Sea Creature. After days of ferrying my mother around to doctors, making order in the house, and getting my mother … Continue reading

Inequality and a Destabilizing Climate

Inequality and a Destabilizing Climate

Incredibly, “income inequality” is a buzz word this election season among Democrats and Republicans alike. It’s encouraging that this issue is finally getting attention, given that a year ago the plight of working class and poor Americans was not a topic of discussion among most politicians and the mainstream media. But few people are talking … Continue reading

The Wind Enjoys Your Body

The Wind Enjoys Your Body

In “Fighting Time”, BK Loren describes a visit to a Chinese acupuncturist who she hoped would give her a diagnosis for the bizarre, debilitating, frightening symptoms that had suddenly overtaken her body, symptoms like intermittent speech loss, radical sleep disruption, and–strangest of all given that she had not recently given birth–lactation. “The wind enjoys your … Continue reading

Gratitude: A List

Gratitude: A List

Thanksgiving, for all its complex and controversial history, is one of my two favorite American holidays, and the official act of giving thanks is something that I think shouldn’t be restricted to one day a year. So putting that in practice, I started free writing on gratitude. Here is a partial list of what and … Continue reading