Six Ways to Get Over Feeling Overwhelmed

I’ve disappeared from writing essays and sending out semi-regular email “newsletters”—disappeared along with so many writers, speakers, coaches, and everyone else who has tried to follow the admonitions of our marketing folks to put ourselves […]

Guest Essay: Do Birds Sing?

During my last trip to Los Angeles, Cheryl Leutjen and I put on a workshop entitled “From Eco-Angst to Eco-Engagement: Navigating Your Path Through the Global Crises of Our Time with Integrity, Love and Grace.” […]

Excerpt: "We Are Not At the Eleventh Hour, We Are At *The* Hour"

. From the chapter entitled “The Journey through the Great Transformation” One of the most difficult things I face day-to-day is how to live one’s life out in the world of Modern Mind, knowing how […]

Excerpt: "I Didn't See Any Sexism in High School"

  From the chapter entitled “Personal Story” For someone like me, who comes from a place of privilege in confronting the ecological issues of our time, it was a real eye-opener to realize that the […]

Cheryl Leutjen, her Daughter, and Iron Jawed Angels

Cheryl Leutjen was kind enough to host a living room reading of  The Holy Universe at her home in Los Angeles in June 2014. She calls herself, among other things, a “geologist, environmental law attorney, […]

Julia Ward Howe: "Appeal to Womanhood Throughout the World"

This is from the Wikipedia site (accessed 5/12/14): I think the Sage would agree with her sentiments. —D • • • The “Appeal to womanhood throughout the world”[1] (later known as “Mother’s Day Proclamation”) […]

"Interview"—Laura Babbitt visits "The Gardening Gals," writes "Tao's Travels"

My good friend and supporter Laura Babbitt went to interview two women about their work in turning their home into a permaculture site—and was floored by what she saw. Instead of an interview, what came […]

Interview—Kozo Hattori: When Compassion Emerges from the Winter of the Soul

by Laura Babbitt Could you find good in childhood physical abuse, unemployment and a failing marriage? Kozo Hattori has. Under the stress of losing a job and a near fatally strained marriage, Hattori’s world was […]

"Mind Your Stories"

I created this piece for the Inspire Me Today website. Mind your stories. Mind your stories; question them often. .      Nourish those that serve. Change those that do not. Far easier said than done, yes? […]

The Hazards of Certainty

When I flew as an airline pilot, we didn’t debate how certain we were that there was indeed a problem when a little red light came on—the consequences if we ignored the warning and were […]

Reader Compliment

A nice posting from Wendy Noah: “Talk about blessings! My friend who has been called ‘a Kahlil Gibran for the 21st century’, David Christopher, has gifted me with an Advance Reader’s Copy of his soon-to-be […]

Can Green Consumerism Work? Apparently . . .

RT @amazonwatch: RT @RnfrstAlliance: “Study after study is showing how green consumers are making a difference.” – Prez Tensie Whelan “Critics of sustainable certification and labeling programs often have fair points, but they miss […]

Excellent Trailer for Rainforest Film

Excellent trailer for documentary on the Amazon @zoetryon (Zoë Tryon) is pulling together – worth a few minutes of your time!  : “With a working title of  ‘When a tree fall in the forest….’ […]

Paul Hawken: “A Movement of Movements”

I absolutely love this video of Paul Hawken, speaking at Bioneers in 2005. He speaks of a spontaneous emergence of 130,000 ecological and social justice organizations springing up across Earth to address all the challenges […]

Crop Circles: Created by the Most Accomplished Artists on Earth

My friend Mick took me to Salisbury, near where many of the crop circles were appearing. He became disillusioned when it came out that two men were behind what was then called a hoax—but now, […]

Film Trailer: Journey of the Universe

Recently I saw  Brian Swimme and Mary Evalyn Tucker’s Journey of the Universe, a delightful documentary that follows Brian as he tours Samos, the Greek island that was the birthplace of the ancient Greek philosopher […]