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The Amazon: How do we heal a burning heart?

Like a lot of people, I've been deeply affected by what's been happening in the Amazon in 2019. Deforestation has ...
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Building a Peace Narrative

The word narrative is bandied about a lot today, so that it's almost become a cliché. But cliches are born ...
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Xylella: Supervillain or Symptom

Of Almonds and Olives Once again the dreaded plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa has come onto my radar. I first wrote ...
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Making the Universe Great Again

Thoughts on Avengers: Endgame Two-thirds of the way through the interminable Avengers: Endgame, I leaned over to Stella and whispered, ...
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Every Act a Ceremony

I met a woman a few weeks ago who works with a Kogi mama, or shaman, from the Sierra Nevada ...
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Living in the Gift

Why does the sun shine? A random result of coalescing gases igniting nuclear fusion? Or is it in order to ...
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Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

This essay originally appeared in Tikkun. In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in ...
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The Age of We Need Each Other

Fifteen years ago when I began writing books, I had high hopes that someday I would be “discovered” and that ...
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Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

When we transmit to each other our love of earth, mountain, water, and sea to others, and stir the grief ...
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Scaling Down

Let me present a logic that has immersed me ever since I became aware of the state of the planet ...
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The Fertile Ground of Bewilderment

The Brexit vote marks a rare moment of discontinuity, when the usual normalizing narratives falter and a society experiences a ...
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Psychedelics and Systems Change

The revolutionary potential of psychedelics lies first and foremost in their power to reveal the Story of Separation as nothing ...
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