This Ship of Fools

“Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me. It was later than I thought when I first believed you, Now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools.” – The Grateful Dead In Plato’s Republic, book vi, he describes a scene in which a ship that is piloted by…

A Day Without a Cup of Coffee

Wild Arabica, the very first seed, smuggled out of Arabia by Baba Budan during his pilgrimage to Mecca around 1600 traveled on to Paris and Martinique .The descendants of this seedling of coffee may just have a final resting place 810 miles from the North Pole, on the Norwegian Island of Spitsbergen. Banked into a…

Say it Out Loud

Aldo Leopold said, “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” And he was right.

The Lonesome Three Sisters

The eldest first sister, Maize is at the center of everything, she is the supportive one with the strength to hold and carry. She sways with the wind her roots deep in Mother Earth her golden silk hair and green robe she is as tall as an elk and as thin in places as a…