“We’re Already Living in a Tree”: Eco-Consciousness and a Life Worth Living

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We hide from ourselves our immersion in nature. We do this by surrounding ourselves with artifice — things which are nature, but appear to be otherwise. So much so that I can forget that I am already living in a structure made of trees, that something died so I could have shelter. [Read more...]

Fruits of the Deep Ecology Tree: Interconnectedness

The principle of interconnectedness refers to the concept that all living beings exist in relation to all other living beings. Our very being is determined by our ecology, by the material and cultural environment which we share with all other living beings. We are immersed in a web of life which is our true community. [Read more...]

Memorial for a 500 year old being

Today on the way to a friend’s house for dinner, we drove by a giant tree.  It appeared to be, and is in fact, dead.  My wife, the real tree lover, spotted it first.  It turns out that the tree, a Bur Oak located in Merrillville, Indiana, is between 500 and 800 years old and [Read More...]


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