The boy is four years old. He has learned discrimination and hatred founded in a false border that's burning. He's learned revenge.Read More
"Currently 41% of amphibian species
are threatened with extinction,
making amphibians the most threatened
group of vertebrates.
Threats facing amphibians, such as habitat loss,
pollution and disease, have lead to
drastic declines in species globally."
- Steve Allain, amphibian biologist
Grieving Discovery - Healing Wounds / International Remembrance Day for Lost Species 2016
dialogue with Linda Lombardo at Voice of Evolution RadioRead More
Actually he did, and would still today, forgive killing the child. Such boundless unconditional love is his blessing and curse.Read More
slow down to drawdownRead More
My own agenda during Bioneers 2016 was directed as much by my passion for interspecies and intraspecies peacemaking as by trauma and to receive support for my healing. Thankfully, Bioneers conference serves this personal agenda with understanding that one's personal health status reflects and contributes to the community's health status. These are some of my highlights with link to official Bioneers highlights provided.Read More
the child drank bitter milkRead More
Divided, women perpetuate patriarchy.
Together, women can heal patriarchy.Read More
There is time. And the time is Now.Read More
a tree...I was afraid to touch.Read More
'let me die in my footsteps'Read More
His eyes said,
You are clueless
with flowers on.
Pelusia, written 9.26.2016, recalls an encounter July 2016 with a young black man, aged perhaps 15 years, on Golden Gate Transit between Cotati and San Francisco. Our eyes met three times as I boarded. He was seated immediately behind the bus driver. Read this report, with race and ethnicity graphic, from around that time on killings by police in United States during the first half of 2016.
I want to acknowledge the general fatigue in the air. Hubris rooted in toxic shame and the consequences of hubris enacted are most challenging to deflect and more so to transmute through the process of self-reflection and detoxification. Since it's unreasonable to list here all the violations of trust, I offer this poem.
The scary, grotesque thoughts spoken and lived out in plain sight are far from new. And others are, as always, as scary and grotesque as I choose to see or not see them and myself.
I become the lesser person as soon as I consider myself the greater person.
Please listen to Dr. A. Breeze Harper on White Fragility - March 2016, Interspecies & Intersectional Justice Conference, Whidbey Institute.
See also BARE
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Do you see?Read More
Climate change is Earth signaling an imbalance initiated by violent human competition. I do not generally respond so directly to another's opinion. Yet, climate change is Earth signaling an imbalance initiated by violent human intraspecies and interspecies competition. So I find intolerable Bill McKibben's suggestion that the U.S. should battle against Earth's warning that violent human competition and the excessive consumption of materials and fuels has reached the end of the course. And humanity will surrender soon, whether by natural force or the human will to refrain. A WWII-scale extraction and production pulse plays the part of natural force, not the will to refrain. I'm rather stunned by Bill's narrow and incomplete focus on manufacturing and disseminating improved technologies in this particular contribution.Read More
to SequoiaRead More