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Annie Finch: How poetry casts a spell through the rhythmic magic of metre

Dactylic is a rolling, generous metre that people often find useful for accessing emotions and compassion.

December 3, 2021 · 2 Comments

Paul Christensen: Messages from the Invisible

I am an outsider and always will be no matter how long I come and spend my summers here. I don’t mind; I like my existence framed this way, with enough sunlight to comfort my skin and aging body, and my ears thirsting to hear French laughter, and French whispers below my window.

October 3, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters | Lacquer, Gold and Cane

Mario Agustín crafts religious icons and lavishly adorned plates from local plants, soil, insects and cow urine to create unique materials and brilliant pigments, his crafts combine indigenous techniques dating back as far as 500 BCE with methods from the colonial era to create distinctly Mexican works of art.

April 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

Jade Begay: What Indian Country Remembers About Survival

Community is central in the Indigenous response. Identify who in our community is most vulnerable and strategize the best ways to protect them.

May 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

The war against the Earth began with this idea of separateness. Its contemporary seeds were sown when the living Earth was transformed into dead matter to facilitate the industrial revolution. Monocultures replaced diversity. “Raw materials” and “dead matter” replaced a vibrant Earth.

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

George Nicholas: After Thousands of Years, Western Science Is Slowly Catching Up to Indigenous Knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

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