Rootedness

My fellow readers out there will know how this happens~ you read one good book and glance at the bibliography, then you’re off on a marvelous wandering journey.  This is how I came to be reading “Salmon in the Trees”.  I thought it would be a scientific discussion about nutrient cycling.  It is, but itContinue reading “Rootedness”

Getting Your Household in Order

Recently I came across a statement that the words “ecology” and “economy” both derive from the Greek word “oikos”, which means household.  That kind of took me aback, because whenever I read about business or listen to an economist, the message is usually to externalize inconvenient costs such as resource depletion, pollution, carbon footprint…that sortContinue reading “Getting Your Household in Order”

Energy of Life

This week I heard from two congressmen- a Senator and a Representative.  One was boasting how he is working to dismantle the EPA.  The other was patting himself on the back for his efforts to “throw away” the nuclear waste that is accumulating in Illinois.  To another state.  I was so dismayed by the misguidednessContinue reading “Energy of Life”

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