Reclaiming our Spirit World

by Eric Geiermann I graduated from Michigan State University in 1990 with a major in Psychology. I was the first in a working class family to make that move. The death of Detroit was well under way when I graduated high school in 1983. I’m still paying for the education. I tended to wander somewhat …

Earth: the final frontier

by John D. Gunther Since I was a small child, I have always known that there is a better way for us to live. What I didn’t know at that age was exactly what that meant. Fast forward to now, and as a 41-year-old computer geek of 30 years and a computer store owner of …

Greece is the word

The following lengthy quote is from a learned Greek scholar: So revolutions broke out in city after city, and in places where the revolutions occured late the knowledge of what had happened previously in other places caused still new extravagances of revolutionary zeal, expressed by an elaboration in the methods of seizing power and by …

Fukushima, denial, and the ethics of extinction

by Mary Poppins, a long-time environmental activist who can be reached via email at info@fukushimaresponse.com Fukushima The problem first became apparent in 1985. I was sitting on a porch in the mountains in Arizona reading a Scientific American article by one of the early researchers investigating the unlikely possibility that adding carbon dioxide to the …

When All is Said and Done

Fascism has come to the industrialized world, and the evidence is particularly clear in the United States. As I wrote in a book published in 2004 regarding the executive branch of the U.S. government: [The administration] is characterized by powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism, identification of enemies as a unifying cause, obsession with militaristic …

Arts and Minds

The overdeveloped left hemisphere of my brain tells me one thing. My emerging artistic side tells me another. But before we get to the core of the issue, a little personal history is warranted. During my final decade in the classroom, I pushed an integrative agenda. Attempting to bridge C. P. Snow’s eponymous “Two Cultures” …

Killing the Natives: The Ecology of Systematic Extinction

by Sandy Krolick As Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega summarized, it seems the USA was “isolated” — a regular persona non grata — at the Summit of the Americas last week in Columbia. Nor were our military and Secret Service ‘dicks’ very good sports themselves at the Pley Club there in Cartagena. It seems they wanted …