Philosopher Frederic Jameson wrote, “It has become easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”
Most of us share this mental block, and why wouldn’t we? For 150 years, we’ve been taught in the West that capitalism is not just the best system; it’s the…
Living in communities, people owe each other all the time. Sometimes I give you a ride; sometimes you bring me dinner. Society is a network of obligations that keeps us from falling into isolated desperation.
We need basic income and real work, not bullshit jobs
“Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.” …
“Thousands have lived without love. Not one without water.” W.H. Auden
Water is the most precious substance on Earth. There is nothing else like it in the universe. Without water, there is no life; with water, life is everywhere. …
The world’s top “influencers” aren’t sexy people on TikTok. They are the CIA, the military-industrial complex, and the corporate owners of broadcast and print media. The media they control influences billions of people. For our own health and the world’s, we need to stop watching, listening to, and reading them.
Living people are soft and tender
Corpses are hard and stiff
The living grass, the trees, are soft and pliant
Dead they’re dry and brittle
So hardness and stiffness go with death
Tenderness, softness go with life
And the hard sword fails
The stiff tree is felled
The hard and…
How we relate to food has a big effect on our Earth.
If we would like life on Earth to continue, what should we eat? On one level, this question look silly: how can one person’s diet make a difference in climate change and mass extinction? On a deeper level…
How a Nature-based economy could save us
“There is something fundamentally wrong in treating the Earth as if it were a business in liquidation.” Herman E. Daly
Modern market economies are based on a series of lies, and these lies have brought us to the brink of disaster. We may…
Reverence for Nature could stop Big Money’s destroying the world
“Indigenous people hold on to their wisdom, because they know the day will come when their knowledge is needed for Earth to survive.” Robin Wall Kimmerer
[Author’s Note: I am not indigenous to North America. I have two generations of…
In what bandages have you wrapped yourself?
What splints do you wear to protect your injured places?
How does that padding limit you?
What have you lost in trying to be safe?
Remember as a child, when you ran free, tumbled and played
Remember being yourself, before the world…