WIZARD’S BANE

Darkness covered the city, flowing down the streets and collecting in the alleys. Silence sat heavily on the sleeping town, its buildings swathed in a thick fog, light pooling in liquid puddles under the occasional street lamp. The town drunk…

Weather ’tis Nobler in The Mind

Ten years ago, when Al Gore first published his book on the environment, Earth in the Balance, some of his Senate colleagues believed it was so radical it would ruin his career. President George H.W. Bush called him “ozone man,” and claimed,…

Rose in the Sun

When the air moves, the chime sweetly sings, and the butterfly rises on its soft rosy wings. The sun bends its ray to dance with the rose and celebrate with you the path that you chose. For you chose to…

AN ISSUE OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE

I am not sharing this information for the purpose of gaining your sympathy or condolences. No one can take me back to that day, giving me the opportunity to intervene in the events and change the outcome. All the lawsuits…

My Best Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, 1972. I, accompanied by my wife, am driving from Millbrook, New York to Waymart, Pennsylvania for a Thanksgiving visit at her parents’ home. Normally, it is perhaps a two-and-a-half-hour trip, but on this particular day it was thirteen hours….

SPIRIT WIND AND MORNING STAR

The Moon of Making Fat was full, the grass green and good, the horses again strong, the cherries darkening when the one who came to be known as Spirit Wind was born. That late spring night only women were allowed…

The Lady and the Sparrow

There was a lady who lived in a large house, but she was not happy, not happy at all! Closing herself off in her bedroom, there were tears and remorse over her life. Now, every day, a sparrow would come…

SOLARI: Illuminating The Local Economy

My lifelong passion has been about recreating a deeper sense of community, the relationships on many levels that contain the true richness of life. It meant protecting the Earth, caring for one another in a way that guarantees the dignity…

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