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Rupture Considered

Just finished re-reading Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, the penultimate anti-rupture argument. In it the Brotherhood works to ignite a rupture, in this case a race riot, hoping to spark revolution. It does not work out so well. Echoing many…

Kind Slave Master

Once upon a time in the Confederacy, a benevolent slave owner named Orrin noticed some of his property acting...restless. When I say benevolent I mean he recognized that a well-fed slave, one with decent housing and a mattress would be more…

More Rupture Plus Slime

Andreas Malm uses the term "induced implosion" and quotes Benjamin 'The destructive character has the consciousness of historical man, whose deepest emotion is an insuperable mistrust of the course of things and a readiness at all times to…

Winds of Change

I woke the other morning from a vague vision/ dreamscape of Paul Klee's Angelus Novus and Walter Benjamin's prophetic take from his Thesis on the Philosophy of History. Weird, right? I hadn't read the thing in years and then barely understood…

Parents Guide to Climate Change

Talking With Your Child About Climate Change             by the Rev. David D. Jones Children are naturally curious about the things they hear and often turn to their parents for explanation.…

Politics of Rupture

Politics of Rupture      We start with ecological crisis; both its current unfolding and its immanently exponential threat. Things are bad but we know soon, barring what the IPCC refers to as “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented…

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I would like to hear from people about how they are feeling; how your week went, what gave you joy, what made you anxious- what you do to stay human in these challenging times. Do you have a specific practice, a creative outlet or a nurturing…

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Stop the Tar sands

Climate scientist James Hanson has said development of the Alberta Tar Sands is "game over" in terms of climate catastrophe.  So it must be stopped. In order to accomplish this, everyone,  from…

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