Hold On

What a week it has been!  At the top of the charts would be Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, and his subsequent dismantling of special teams that oversaw content management, ethics, privacy, as well as employment law protections.  


Book Review: Lost Secrets of Qumran: The Last Ark by Guy Morris

The Last Ark (Lost Secrets of Qumran) by Guy Morris is a book worth reading more than once. Thrillers that stand the test of time have two things in common: the historical context is engrossing, accurate and mind-bendingly wonderful, and the cast of characters is composed of American good guys, most of whom are equal parts charming and courageous, and a bit outrageous too.  


First-of-its-kind Pocket Park to Debut in Florida

Suzanne Jewell will tell you it all goes back to mindfulness. As the recently appointed CEO (the ‘E’ stands for Experience) at Patch of Heaven Sanctuary in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Jewell is overseeing the installation of what she believes is the first-ever-anywhere Mindful Pocket Park.


My Two Joes

My Two Joes is a tribute to our heroic veterans. What I learned from the two Joes is you can’t always remove yourself from scary situations. No doubt about it, right now there is a heightened level of fear and anger in America. It is as if people are losing their heads. When adrenaline increases, you witness more flight or fight reactions.  Fear that manifests in small ways develops into paralysis: email goes unanswered, phone calls are not returned and business transactions are delayed. Fear churning into anger rears its ugly head in drive-by shootings, road rage, mass killings and hate crimes. It’s okay to admit the truth: we are living in scary times.


Looking for Home

At a time when the issue of immigration is front and center, not only in our own nation, but around  the globe, addressing the issues of forced migrations of peoples and the reactions/responses to their plight could not be more relevant.


Navigating Our Future Podcast Interview with Jeremy Lent

The Navigating Our Future podcast series explores the best paths to our future in the Salish Sea Biogregion.


Natural Disasters

It’s hard to look away from natural disasters. We wonder why, after so many years of studying them, their impact has not lessened, and their restoration time has not shortened. The few minutes of attention we give them from the morning newspapers or the evening news is but one type of traumatic information we absorb on a regular basis. It is painful and stress-provoking to take it all in -- school shootings, assaults, property damage, homelessness, and a general uneasiness that we are not safe in public places. Some of our anxiety is surely left over from the worst of pandemic times.


October 2022 Magazine

Our October Magazine focuses on the life on earth that is now in peril due to climate change. Dr. Peter Corning, Director of the Institute for the Study of Complex Systems, proposes A New Social Contract for Our Endangered Species.