Dave Burton wrote:I was reading Elegant Simplicity by Satish Kumar and was reminded of this meme:
Humility is Teachable
I believe everyone wants to believe they are good:
The Wise examine Character
The Wicked shrink Community
Fools deny Reality
& All of them are me
Listen up. A few minutes ago, you dismissed me on the basis of my dress and accent. But I'll tell you what: I will not have you dismiss the work that the fine men and my husband and I are recruited are doing in this region. They are healing the very streams and wildlife habitats that some of you in this room have worked very hard to protect! You need their work as much as they need yours. But to join forces on behalf of the fish and wildlife we all want to see survive, you first have to acknowledge the value of men and women who care about the same things you do but don't talk about them with the same words you do.
While death can be a difficult subject, I hope that this book helps you plan for its eventuality. I hope it opens your eyes to all the choices that are available to you when it comes to funerals and burials. I hope it helps you see that it’s possible to lower costs and lower impacts while still creating a beautiful send-off for the person who has passed.
Wanda’s family and friends conducted her funeral in their own way, and I could see how much comfort it gave them to be able to stay with her and take care of her body themselves. They were with her the whole process: from the time she died until the time she was buried. It was like in the old days, but I felt as if I had discovered something new. For once I didn’t have the nagging feeling that the whole experience of burial was falling short for the mourners.
Anyone who was once an undergraduate humanities major cannot help but notice the feats of margin-stretching and creative font selection that have produced a 61-page document from a guy who was really hoping climate change wouldn’t be on the exam.
Hope comes from having the courage to look calmly at problems and imagine a better world.
Jon Steinman wrote:The goal of “deconstructing” big food and the grocery giants is not to lay blame or point fingers but to see the emperor without his clothes and, in his nakedness, to see that the emperor is us.
At Ashland Creek Press, we believe that literature has an important role to play in not only reflecting the world around us but in changing it for the better. This anthology grew out of a desire to publish writing that re-examines and re-imagines our relationship with nature—specifically, with animals. It’s a relationship in need of serious therapy. The stories you will read here are as diverse as t