Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

  “That estuary used to be full of kelp and eels when we were kids,” said Stella. “It was full of all kinds of wildlife. Crabs, clams, horseshoe crabs – there was a mussel bed right over there – one time I was swimming in that pond and came face to face with an eel.” […]

By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

Posted on May 26, 2016
By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

I’m dealing with massive cognitive dissonance right now. Multiple, contradictory beliefs and perceptions inhabit my mind, each compelling on its own terms. How do I choose? I’ll share two of the most contradictory. Last weekend I spoke at a wonderful music festival near Asheville called Kinnection Campout. I’ve not yet been to a festival with […]

In a Rhino, Everything

Posted on Feb 20, 2016
In a Rhino, Everything

This article has been translated into French and Russian.   I received the following email from a young woman, a student at an elite law school. I want to quote it in full, because it cuts so deep to core issues so many change agents face. I don’t cry very often. But this week I cried […]

Climate Change: The Bigger Picture

Posted on May 28, 2014
Climate Change: The Bigger Picture

The article was originally published in Resurgence Magazine, April 2014 I’ve noticed some parallels among three defining institutions of our civilisation: money, war, and mainstream religion. All three demand, in one way or another, the sacrifice of the immediate, the human, or the personal in service to an overarching ulterior goal that trumps all. Disciplined […]