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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…

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…

ORGANICS Or…Elsie Now Cows Us All

Or a fish…or a hairdresser’s product, I might add to the advice from Springfield above. On Saturday, May 22, the San Francisco Chronicle announced on its front page that there would be changes in the standards for organic foods that would permit the…

THE PITTS: A 9/11 Burrow of the American Family

In his epic theater, Bertolt Brecht sought to illuminate the historically specific features of an environment in order to show how that environment influenced, shaped, and often battered and destroyed the characters. Unlike dramatists who focused on the universal elements…