The Sense of Home

Throughout my reading of Changing Tides: An Ecologist’s Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene, I found myself distracted by updates and conversations on social media about blockades, arrests, and ceremonial fires in northern British Columbia, then in Vancouver and across the country. A group of hereditary chiefs from the Wet’suwet’en Nation had been in court

2020, the year when…

…whatever you were doing or planning back in January is probably irrelevant by now. For me, this year started out so well, so ambitious and on-track, despite all obstacles. For a short time, I reveled in life without a car: all the money I was saving, all the exercise I was getting walking up and

Car-free in 2020?

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.  –EB White Back when I was dipping my toes into the waters of adulthood, I went to a job interview and by the end found myself in an intractable argument.  Interviewer: Do you have a car? Me: No. Interviewer: Do you plan

Exploring Arboreality

Metamorphosis is not a term typically associated with human animals. As dramatic as such transformations are, the idea that one of us might undergo the process of becoming, say, a tree, stretches the boundaries of the word. Our differences go beyond mere appearances and nutritional preferences, after all. This does not stop ecologist Gary Paul

Good work

I’m not for a second complaining, but the truth is, we’re facing a bit of an emergency here: the woodshed, which we re-stocked just a few months ago, is almost bare. Sure we have space heaters and even a few baseboards but, when the thermometer dips below zero and the Arctic Outflow is pulling trees

What’s Important

“Henry Rackmeyer, you tell us what is important.” “A shaft of sunlight at the end of a dark afternoon, a note of music, and the way the back of a baby’s neck smells if its mother keeps it tidy,” answered Henry. “Correct,” said Stuart. -Stuart Little, by E.B. White In the off chance you have