The Road is Made by Walking

The COP21 talks began in Paris today, following last week’s worldwide climate marches. Here is a reflection I offered at the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo on November 15,  as part of our climate justice service preceding these momentous talks. Prayers and social movements are both made with our feet, so I’m pleased to sayContinue reading “The Road is Made by Walking”

The Light on My Mountaintop, Part II

The Parliament of the World’s Religions brought together hundreds of leading thinkers, writers, and spiritual leaders from around the world. Drinking from the fire hose of wisdom and justice-making, I took copious notes of their best aphorisms. Though many are unattributed in my notebook (that damn fire hose!), here are the best quotes. We haveContinue reading “The Light on My Mountaintop, Part II”

Lost Cities of the California Coast

After a hiatus to pursue my Low Carbon Diet project, I’m BACK, working on a new project, Lost Cities of the California Coast. It explores how people in California cities will respond to rising sea levels over the coming decades through participatory art and creative writing. Here’s a summary: With sea level rising for theContinue reading “Lost Cities of the California Coast”

Lowtidefullmoon walking

Following are excerpts from my recent guided walk, Tideline as Timeline. Timeline: January 4, 2015, 2:30 – 5:30 pm Place: Princeton-by-the-Sea, California The tideline is one of the richest biological regions on earth. It is also a fluctuating, fractal line that rises and falls each day and over thousands of years. Today, as the seaContinue reading “Lowtidefullmoon walking”

Low Carbon Diet I

So what does a Low Carbon Diet look like? I’ve been thinking about this and researching the idea for a couple of months now, as I get ready to begin, and a few things have become clear to me: 1) Everything we touch and do in modern life is coated with a veneer of petroleum;Continue reading “Low Carbon Diet I”