I was talking to a young UC Berkeley philosophy student named Kurt a few days ago and, after discussing Zeno’s paradox (which proves the impossibility of motion) and other philosophical concerns, I brought up the generational study used in The Prosperos in its Advance Seminar class. Which is: Each of us had two parents. And … Continue reading Generational study from Advance Seminar class (by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.)
The ideology of white supremacy leads the way toward disposable people and a disposable natural world PROTESTORS IN FOLEY SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY | PHOTO BY MARK PETERSON/REDUX BY HOP HOPKINS | JUN 8 2020 (sierraclub.org) Last week, my family and I attended an interfaith rally in Los Angeles in defense of Black life. We performed a group … Continue reading Racism Is Killing the Planet
LOS ANGELES The freeway system displaced generations of people of color. By Hadley Meares Jun 11, 2020 (NewYorker.com) When Angelenos gathered downtown to protest the murder of George Floyd, theystarted at City Hall and eventually made their way toward the 101. Pastor Stephen “Cue” Jn-Marie from the Row Church led the first group of protesters onto the freeway, which they occupied … Continue reading Why L.A.’s Freeways Are Symbolic Sites of Protest
Traditional healers have been entrusted with the well-being of indigenous Australian communities for as long as their culture has been alive – yet surprisingly little is known of them. By Bonita Grima 30 September 2019 (bbc.com) There I was, on a cold but bright day in late autumn, wearing nothing but my bathing suit, lying … Continue reading A 60,000-year-old cure for depression
Aaron Ginn · Mar 20 · Medium.com After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I’ve followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus. While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself. When 13% of Americans believe … Continue reading Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19
As more people live longer, the case for intergenerational relationships is getting stronger. Quartz|getpocket.com Jenny Anderson Photo by Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili. People are living longer today. But how do we make sure those extra years are good ones? For people in wealthy countries, it’s a question of increasing urgency. In 2019, for the first time ever, … Continue reading The Real Trick to Staying Young Forever
It has left the beige-tinted margins and become social media’s most glamorous look. But why does veganism still provoke so much anger? By George Reynolds (theguardian.com) 25 Oct 2019 From the hunger strike to the edible projectile, history offers abundant examples of food being used for political ends. Even so, the crowd of vegans who gathered … Continue reading Why do people hate vegans?
JUNE 20, 2019 (democracynow.org) By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom. The name comes from a combination of the two words in the date, June nineteenth. On that day in 1865, 250,000 slaves in Texas were freed by a Union Army general who had arrived with troops in Galveston the … Continue reading America Must Make Amends for the Horror of Slavery
1 April 2016 (newint.org) Psychology Western consumer culture is creating a psycho-spiritual crisis that leaves us disoriented and bereft of purpose. How can we treat our sick culture and make ourselves well? asks John F Schumaker. © Robin Heighway-Bury/Alamy Our descent into the Age of Depression seems unstoppable. Three decades ago, the average age for the … Continue reading “The demoralized mind” by John Schumaker
PATTERNS OF THOUGHT We typically think of conservation as removing humans from the ecosystem to return it to its ‘natural’ state. But the practices of many indigenous cultures offer a different way to view humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Olivia Harris/Reuters/File Joseph Dussault Staff writer (CSMonitor.com) | @josephdussault NOVEMBER 24, 2017 NEW YORK—When you hear the … Continue reading Is culture missing from conservation? Scientists take cues from indigenous peoples.