Mountains of data about climate change are not enough to rouse people from complacency. We need more imaginative, creative ways of addressing the human impact on the global environment.
Artist Donald Judd concluded, “Art is everything at once.” I would expand on his insight. We are all artists all the time, making the greatest works of art imaginable in our very being.
“Why do we have a garden?” we ask ourselves when the weather makes working in the yard a sweltering pain. For food, for exercise, for meditative relaxation.
Technology can enhance our lives, but something is lost as well. And relying too much on technological solutions can actually be dangerous, especially with outdoor recreation.
Travelers seeking the authentic in the places they visit are looking for evidence of an authentic self. They desire authentic experiences that reveal a meaningful essence inside themselves.
Nature allows us to be undisguised and naked, without judging us or demanding that we be something other than the vulnerable, frightened animals that we are.
Though most everything else from our youthful days has long since disappeared, one generous gift has filled our house with music since 1982.
Deer in the city are not so rare. Nor are coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, even the occasional fox. But wildness, even in its most positive romantic conceptions, usually ends up being about us.
Elvis has nothing on Abraham Lincoln. Although Elvis is profitable, Abraham Lincoln’s iconic stature more than a century and a half after his assassination far exceeds anything Elvis could hope for.
The Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH) brings together a diverse and passionate crowd of citizens committed to tackling the city’s most pressing challenges.