Category Earthcare

Iconoclasts

If you’re a Fragments Regular (???) you will have seen somewhat fewer images of the mill dam on Goose Creek than you have seen of our barn. My guess is that, if you are a photog of any length of…

To Honor the Forest

First in this thread of not-so-much thought as speculation and consideration, comes the Healing Harvest Forest Foundation public event in Floyd on Friday. Notwithstanding the disappointment hearing so little from Wendell Berry, the speakers successfully communicated the fact that their…

I Love This Place

You have admire the creative innovations of life on Earth–its ingenuity and initiative whenever a new energy and nutrient source appears. Chances are, it will become food sooner rather than later. Until recently, there has not been so much evidence that…

Earth on Empty

I pull away from the gas pump with the giddy sense that I can go forever now, the dashboard gauge full tilt to and beyond the F. Fat city! I am tanked up for the long haul, bro. I can forget…

What in Heaven’s Name?

You’ve looked over my shoulder in the past week or so as I’ve mused about the “History of Green” and wondered if Climate Chaos is a moral issue. In all this, you may share my dismay at the roaring silence…

The History of Green

Aldo Leopold died helping fight a fire on a neighbor’s property not two weeks after I was born. I stood in the doorway of his cabin in Wisconsin a few years back, and tried to imagine his last good days…

Is Climate Chaos a Moral Issue?

If we fail to reorder our value-and-exchange system and do not treat the planet with respect and honor, we will fail to redirect the future from the several cliffs towards which it is heading. Our value-and-exchange system is economics in its…

Earth Tones Inertia

An object at rest tends to stay at rest. And man, I was resting–far longer than I intended after Ann left for work at 5:45 this morning. The loveseat and fetal position curled up with a warm puppy in the…

A little Goes a Long Way

Tomorrow, he said. Tomorrow, he’ll get back into the routine. Tomorrow will be the beginning of the chapter that ends with the first snow, the first travel interrupted, winter. But not today. Today, another session with the ink quill, and…

Secretions

Def: things placed out of sight; hidden. Def: generated or released life substances That’s my post title and I’m sticking to it. If you can believe it, my mind is all over the map. Beyond the map, really. I’m thinking…