Archive for September 2013

Self-immolation, Land Use and Public Discourse in rural China

Self-immolation, Land Use and Public Discourse in rural China
Self-immolation is on the increase in rural China. That’s according to a recent article in the New York Times. I was stunned by this news. It set me thinking about land use and public discourse and human connection to place. Would you burn yourself up if they were going to take away your land? That’s... Read more »

Prayer Breakfast In Memoriam, Peter H. Thompson

Prayer Breakfast In Memoriam, Peter H. Thompson
Prayer Breakfast in Memoriam, Peter H. Thompson. At the kitchen window, with a freshly rinsed box of blueberries, thinking about the dog who needs a walk, and what’s on at work, I pop one into my mouth, methodically consuming it – and another, and another…. Then comes, quietly, a gentle reproach, from a friend just... Read more »

Hawk v Dove: Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

Hawk v Dove: Nature Red in Tooth and Claw
Have you ever seen a hawk attack a dove? I mean literally. Seems impossible, right? Even metaphoric. Yet, one day, over my morning coffee, this is what I saw. I was sipping said coffee when I noticed a flurry of activity on the roof of a garage across the alley. Stepping closer to the window... Read more »
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