Upholding the Pillars of Food Sovereignty

It was a blessed relief to hear the quietly passionate oration of organic farmer Don Bustos as he stood upon the land for 20 minutes to speak amid shifting rays of softening sunlight on an early August evening in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With dignity, he stood for clean food, for community food, and for […] Read more »

A Fresh Breath of Storytelling Wind: Reviving the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors

Among the myths in today’s world is a story which lingers on the fringe of awareness, receiving rare mention in mass media: the venerable legend of the rainbow warriors Read more »

Dedicated to the Unconsoled

Dedicated to the Unconsoled – These were among the final words of novelist Arundhati Roy last night when she spoke at the #Lensic Theater in Santa Fe. She was telling us about the 20 years of personal and planetary life that have unfolded into creating her new book The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (June, 2017). Offering an […] Read more »

Return to Creation ~ Teachings of Weetucks

With the permission and the encouragement of my friend Manitonquat. I wish to share one of his stories. From his book Return to Creation, it’s the story of a Wampanoag Indian teacher who lived many years ago in the region we now call southeastern Massachusetts, and the relevance of his story to our present time. I’ve been fortunate […] Read more »

R.I.P. Trauger Groh, Agrarian Adept

July 27, 2016 – With sorrow, I note the death this morning of my friend and colleague Trauger Groh, 83, of the Temple-Wilton Community Farm in New Hampshire, one of the oldest continuously operating CSAs in the USA. Trauger is survived by his wife, Alice, and their two adult children, Nicola and Theo, by his daughters […] Read more »

History is made by people who do things now.

Elizabeth and I went to the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico last night to hear Winona LaDuke and Mililani Trask speak as part of the Lannan Foundation’s programs on cultural freedom. Among the many insightful and rousing remarks they shared with the audience, one seemed to me particularly well suited for a meme: Read more »

True Saga Commemorates an Epic American Spiritual Quest

Twenty years have come and gone, and thus I am moved to acknowledge and commemorate a great adventure for our era, and the telling of the true tale of that adventure as Odyssey of the 8th Fire. The 8th Fire saga tells the real story of a great, long prayer walk in 1995-96 from the […] Read more »

What they greatly thought, they nobly dared

2015 – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the great prophetic,  multicultural Sunbow pilgrimage from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1995 under guidance of traditional native wisdom keepers and the skysign of the Whirling Rainbow. The journey began — and remains — the Odyssey of the 8th Fire. I’m honored to have had […] Read more »