Category Archives: uncharted territory

Earth Day 2020

(See photo copyright and usage license information below.) After We Are Gone Will rivers wander ancient routes, nurturing hills and valleys of their youth? Will flowers extend scented tendrils at the sound of bees buzzing? Will the land bless its … Continue reading

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Noticing Global Warming, Before We Knew What It Was

Marie Dressler, as Carlotta in Dinner at Eight (1934), reminiscing about her past life as a super-star of the New York stage, and why she can’t return to live in the city: No, everything’s changed. I couldn’t stand it here.  … Continue reading

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Returning to One

Returning to One Knowing from the inside out — the black bear’s dreams during winter’s quiet — the feel of face tucked to living fur — the movements while sleeping the warmth of life slow-breathing the rise and fall of … Continue reading

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Sheltering in Place with Good Grace

Hello WordPress community, The last two posts do not simply highlight two great leaders.  These posts are meant to suggest what great leadership has in common: a firm grip on reality; a devotion to decency as the underpinning of civilization; … Continue reading

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Leadership, Andrew Cuomo – style

Some recent quotes from New York governor Andrew Cuomo on combatting the coronavirus outbreak (among other things): [In response to federal government statements and action]:  No one is held harmless from reality.  Being angry is a luxury.  We don’t have … Continue reading

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