Some say the problem in today’s political world is the lack of civility. Others say the problem is civility itself, or the pretense of it (and use of it as a bludgeon), when what is called for is outrage.
(Or twice the video below.)
Immanence passed its tenth anniversary last month and somehow failed to celebrate it. (The actual anniversary, May 11, marks the posting of this two-line fragment. Regular posts t […]
Reading Bill McGuire’s 2012 book Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes, I came across this description of the annual “pulse” called an “Earthbeat,” which is […]
A post-Commencement pep talk for myself (& academic friends who care to listen)
It should be pretty obvious by now that predatory, extractive capitalism is not working, and that we need to move swiftly to a […]
Okay, so I watched Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding (not so much intentionally as to enjoy the loving company of my co-habitants) and was impressed by the tension between Bishop Michael Curry’s sermonizing on love […]
My Gund Institute research talk from a few months ago, on “Navigating Earth’s ‘Zone of Alienation’: Chernobyl and the Search for Adequate Images of the Anthropocene,” can now be viewed online (see link below). It […]
… that might get humans to pull through the next few centuries relatively intact as a species (if not undiminished or unscathed): Decarbonization, Deplasticization, Demilitarization, Decolonization, and […]
Or, Things I love, like, dislike, and hate about it…
I love that I can research, write, talk, think, and teach about things that I’m passionate about, or at least care very much about. And because that […]
This course (an Honors College course I’m happy to be to teaching this year) is already in progress, but I’d be curious to hear any comments on it. What would you include in a comparative overview of spiritual […]
Let’s face facts: Life in such cold climates as the one I live in (it was 8°F/-14°C here this morning) would hardly be possible, for us in such numbers as we are, without fossil fuels.
The harnessing of fos […]
It’s become a cliché for people in environmental, policy, and even corporate circles to talk about the “triple bottom-line,” or the “three pillars” or “three-legged stool,” of sustainability. Those “pillars” are a […]
The border war in eastern Ukraine is, it turns out, also about art. Or so this video (below) suggests.
It was made in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, after its military occupation by the separatist “Donetsk People’s […]
The Wabunowin Dawn Society in collaboration with the University of Vermont Environmental Program and the Steven Rubenstein Professorship for Environment and Natural Resources will be screening the new documentary […]
Spin the dial and see where it lands. Take several steps in that direction. Look around. Spin again.
1. Struggle, or The World at War Frame: We are at war. The war is between the good guys and the bad guys. […]
Here’s something I’ve written to accompany a reading and discussion of Arturo Escobar’s piece “Thinking-feeling with the Earth: Territorial Struggles and the Ontological Dimensions of the Epistemologies of the […]
Middlebury College professor emeritus and author John Elder gave the second Eco-Arts and Humanities talk this year, at Ira Allen Chapel on October 18, 2017. It was entitled “Stay together,/learn the […]