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Vox Populi: OMG! An Interview with Michael Simms about his Debut Novel ‘Bicycles of the Gods’

Who wouldn’t love a story about badass vigilante nuns and the end of the world?

August 16, 2022 · 9 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of Everything (Including Me)

I find myself experiencing three versions of that ultimate story: that of my own fall; that of my country; and that of an increasingly overheating planet as a habitable place for us all.

August 15, 2022 · 3 Comments

Sandy Solomon: On a Visit to Friends

I’m drawn to the window where the hummingbirds
come; the shrill sound of wings precedes them;
then they hover at the red sugar water,
feeding before they’re gone.

August 15, 2022 · 1 Comment

Rachel Hadas: That Patch of Warmth

August. Midday. Look up: flawless sky
until a cloud sprouts; sidles; suddenly
blots out the sun. Wind troubles the trees

August 10, 2022 · 2 Comments

Lourdes Medrano: Mexican Farmers and Scientists Share a Mission: Saving a Wetland

Once mutually wary, farmers and scientists are working jointly to save a key ecosystem — and an endangered salamander.

August 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Neil Shepard: Mating Behaviors of Storks, Egrets, Humans

We’re out of love again and wandering
with other birdwatchers over the cedar shakes,
spying on spring nesting sites where great
migrations end and settle into familiar patterns
of rearing and weaning.

August 9, 2022 · 3 Comments

Video: Joel Baden | The Bible Doesn’t Say What You Think It Does

Nearly 80 percent of all Americans think the Bible is either literally true or is the inspired word of God. And yet, most Americans have no idea what is actually in the Bible. So we have the paradoxical situation in which we as a culture “have invested the words of this book with amazing authority even when we don’t know what these words are and what they mean.”

August 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Al Maginnes: God in Retirement

A little more wine before the sisters
of the scarlet moon perform their ritual
dance again.

August 7, 2022 · 2 Comments

Fiore Longo: The Maasai Are Under Attack in the Name of Conservation | ‘This Is Our Land, and We Won’t Leave’

We can no longer turn a blind eye to human rights abuses committed in the name of conservation.

August 4, 2022 · 11 Comments

Dawn Potter: For David

The world is personal,
Dawn says. And what heart-scalded person
would think otherwise

August 1, 2022 · 2 Comments

Paul Christensen: What the Heat Demands of Us

We may not make it through this crisis. But no one can say for sure it is too late.

July 31, 2022 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: What Holds Us Together Keeps Us Apart

The dirty child at our border
who walked 500 miles
sharing a pair of shoes
with her brother

July 30, 2022 · 13 Comments

Julia Conley: NASA Images of Shrinking Lake Mead Offer ‘Stark Illustration’ of Climate Crisis

“This is not a drought, this is aridification,” said one water law expert. “This is the new world we live in.”

July 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

William deBuys: New Mexico’s Megafires Mark a Turning Point

We have entered the Pyrocene, the Epoch of Fire.

July 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

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