An Education for the End of the World, Part 2

In the first half of this article, I tried to make clear that, whatever our educational preferences, the most recent news regarding the ongoing climate damage shows us that our intentions must now be wholly directed toward the emergency that is climate change — whether that means an education toward eradicating its causes and healing […]

An Education for the End of the World, Part 1

I walk through my neighborhood. Dressed warmly for the unseasonably cool day. The sky is clear, and the sun is shining. It’s so beautiful, my heart assumes that days like this will never end. But, they will. Within the past two weeks, we’ve heard of numerous scientific reports that highlight the climate crisis in terrifying […]

Circle of Life

(leaves as Essence. flowers as Reminder. fruit as Gift.) I walked along our street one day. A century-old house peered down at me  grumpy and settled-in crumbling just enough to be beautiful. The sidewalk stones  buckled buckling from the slow-determined pressure of sprawling oak roots. Clover and daffodil greens fold out of the earth obstinate […]

Three days’ thoughts

1. (Magic is simply the unwavering trust that your intuition is always right.) (Beauty is the language of God.) (Following your passion is the Earth’s way of healing herself.) 2. They’re going to destroy the entire planet, just to get what they want. Which they can’t even name. They are the Consumption. They tried to […]

On a nation’s existence

The concept of a particular nation does not exist if those within its purported boundaries do not agree on the fact of its existence. Any subsequent move to force one’s concept of a nation on others who disagree is an act of foundational violence, as the maintained attempt to control another’s imaginary requires constant acts […]

One Thing, I Know, Is True: The Past

The critique that I’ve most often heard about schooling is that it conditions children for Industrial Age-working conditions. The assertion is not necessarily untrue: bells, buzzers, and other alarming mechanisms that signal a shift in location or activity; the inability to freely address one’s own bodily functions (e.g., regulated lunchtimes and bathroom breaks); the expectation […]