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A Warming, Sinning World

“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.” Psalm 51:5 Attitudes about climate change can, at times, share a certain symbolic similarity…

What Have We Done With Stardust – Part Two

The question is so important I think the news should make frequent reference to it, perhaps as a mandatory tagline, e.g. “The New York Times  – What We Have Done…

What Have We Done With Stardust – Part One

Babies are born bluegray – the color of predawn sky. For the first time, atmospheric oxygen diffuses across the membranes of their lungs and into their bloodstream, where…

Inelegant Separation

Ideas of class and elegance are predicated, at least partially, on separation from the natural world (or the illusion of separation). We hide our privates, for “decency.” We…

B is for Blog, not Bluebell

Attachment for acorn. Broadband for bluebell. Bullet-point, celebrity, and chatroom for catkin, dandelion, and pasture. These were some of the changes included in the most recent edition of…

Wilderness versus Wildness

Carbon emissions have rendered meaningless the ideal of a wilderness untouched by man; the new ideal is “wildness,” which is measured not by isolation from disturbance but by…