What is the Purpose of a Long Life?

Throughout history most successful and long-lived civilizations have held a place of respect for elders, and benefited from their life wisdom. By and large this tradition is missing today, to the detriment not only of elders but also of society. Each moment, each day, each one of us grows older. Thanks to medical advances and […] Read more »

A Primer for Pilgrims: Responding With Devotional Intelligence to Urgent Geospiritual Imperatives

By all scientific accounts we are in profound crisis on the physical plane. The Sixth Great Extinction is no longer a possibility, but has become a brutal unfolding reality as plants and animals become extinct at a mind-numbing rate 1,000 times faster than they did before humans walked the land; meanwhile the climate crisis steadily […] Read more »

The Latest Soul*Spark: Teach Us to Number Our Days

With pleasure, I announce the publication through Soul*Sparks Books of Teach Us to Number Our Days: A Compilation of Keys for Adept Aging (2nd ed.). Throughout history most successful and long-lived civilizations have held a place of respect for elders, and have benefited from their life wisdom. By and large this tradition is missing today, […] Read more »

Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices

I’m pleased to announce the publication of a major new two-volume encyclopedia, Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices (Macmillan). My chapter on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is among the many elements of this comprehensive resource. Sustainable development is essential to our future. Designed to increase understanding, inform actions, enrich academic assignments, and enhance research, Macmillan’s […] Read more »

The Future of CSA Farms: Podcast Conversation

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an agrarian movement that arose in America starting in the 1980s. In an era of general farm consolidation and industrialization, CSA has continued to develop. By now there are many thousands of farms and many hundreds of thousands of households networked directly with local farms. The initial vision of CSA […] Read more »

CSA Farm Book Goes Global

A pioneering book that helped spark the CSA farm movement in the United States has now been published in a German-language edition. Farms of Tomorrow, the first book on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), authored by Trauger Groh and Steven McFadden back in 1989-90 when they were neighbors in New Hampshire, has just been published in […] Read more »

How We Must Be to Influence the Future

The late Navajo elder Leon Secatero once told me that he saw the Wind Walkers take corn pollen in their mouths to bless their words before they spoke to him. “The elders talked about positive things, focusing on the positive to make things happen, to bring in good energy so that life will continue. They […] Read more »

Gaze Lifts to Classical Considerations

With respect, I’m pleased to announce the publication of my new, nonfiction eBook: Classical Considerations. Succinct but penetrating, the new eBook brings some of life’s foundational questions to the fore by telling a nonfiction story about the late John H. Finley, Jr.  For 51 years Finley was the celebrated and erudite Eliot Professor of the Classics […] Read more »

“Profiles in Wisdom” – bestseller now an ebook

“This wise and provocative collection is highly recommended.” – Library Journal I’m pleased to report that Harlem Writer’s Guild has this week announced that one of my early books, the best-selling Profiles in Wisdom: Native Elders Speak About the Earth, has been converted to an eBook file format.  The new eBook version, EPUB, is becoming the […] Read more »

Mythic Teachings of Our Land: the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors

Here’s one way of expressing America’s ancient teachings in a soundbite: There will come a time when the Earth grows sick. When it does a tribe will gather from all the cultures of the world. They will  believe in peaceful deeds, not words. They will work to heal the land. They will be the warriors […] Read more »