De-Colonizing Ourselves So We Can Help Others

A white woman flies over the American West, white settlers following her, Native Americans fleeing in front.

It’s time for us to stop thinking that improving the lives of others means making them live more like us. It’s time to start asking what technologies people in “less developed countries” can teach us about. [Read more...]

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Sitting On This Speck Of Dust In The Cosmos

Starry night sky with two astronomical observatories in the foreground.

I didn’t post on A Sense of Place yesterday. I wanted to, I really did, but there was nothing at all I could say that wasn’t just a rehash of my personal struggle with belonging. This isn’t the blogging that I used to do. I used to write about connection and learning from the voices [Read More...]

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The material, the sacred and the erotic: a contemplation for Lammas

My 2007 homemade Lammas loaf: 100% rye, 100% sourdough

Our chants and songs declare, “The Earth is our Mother: we must take care of Her,” or “Mother Earth carry me; your child I will always be.” But is the relationship of child to mother one we should continually be reinforcing? [Read more...]

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Aliens on our own planet? What science fiction and space exploration can teach us about our sense of place.

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We may often feel alien to ourselves and to the life around us – alienated – but the truth is that we are not. Not only this planet, but the land we stand on this very moment is our home, and we need to start behaving like it. [Read more...]

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