The Order of Things

The Order of Things We’ve got it backwards, the order of things. This is not our earth. Instead, we are the earth’s people, just as our parents were not our parents before we were born, but we are, always will be, their children. (KZ...

Open Haiku

when i’m heart-broken my heart is broken open to this sweet wild world

Inevitable Climate Disaster as the Moral Equivalent of War

Do you all know the phrase “the moral equivalent of war”? It shows up in many places, from the probably spurious but still fascinating “Report from Iron Mountain”[1] to a famous speech by Jimmy Carter in 1977 [2]. It’s originally from the philosopher William James, as...

The Neverwill

The Neverwill for Ellie I’m thinking about her, wondering if she is a spirit now, wondering if there is any spirit, at all, and today my doubts are strong, but still, I find I can imagine her as a tiny spirit-bird, the littlest one, the one you can’t even see, the...