Byzantium! The eastern roman capital, that survived until the Turks made it Istanbul. Early Christians in the Thousand Year Empire In Twentieth Century Poetry, it holds a beloved place. At midnight on the […]
As part of my ongoing discussion about how different traditions of creativity lead to different human-earth relationships and, ultimately, different earths, I’d like to introduce you to some ideas I learned while […]
Indigenous Creativity in the Pacific Northwest
Some cultures are so ancient that they watched the glaciers come and go 10,000 years ago. So it is with the Syilx culture of today’s Colville Confederated Tribes. Once the ice melted […]
Creativity in Iceland
Iceland was long isolated from the rest of Europe and maintained ancient, pre-industrial modes of creativity, economics and land use long after they had been rendered obsolete elsewhere. Many parts of Icelandic culture […]
Water and Air Pollution in the Okanagan Valley
This is the bottom of Okanagan Lake, in 15 centimetres of water, in Vernon, on a public beach. I know the green stuff is algae, that shouldn’t be there, but what is […]
Why It’s Important to Talk About Creativity
Over the past month I’ve exploring human identities and creativity and their impact on the environment. I do this because I have brothers and sisters, not just humans (but humans, too, including you), […]
Bald Eagle Above Kalamalka Lake
Today, I have been seen by the spirit of the air. I like that.
Blackbird’s Spring: January 21, 2016
So, you’ve beaten the rush and have come back to your ancestral marsh to find human habitations and gravel fill — and snow!!! — right in the middle of it, gawwwwd. What’s […]
Are You an Evergreen Hawk or a Deciduous Hawk?
It depends on how poplar you want to be. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Spring is a Location, Not a Time
On the grassland slopes, it is created by life bringing the sun to itself. You don’t have to wait.