PEBL-ing for a Positive Future, by Uli Nagel
The PEBL was a perfect conversation starter. From sun-hardened road-workers to retired residents of fancy golf-communities, from scientists and elected officials to ice-cream vendors, from kids to 85-year-olds, I got to speak about climate change with people from all walks of life.
Thank you, President Trump: Reflections from South Africa by Susie Walker Weekes
If we believe, really believe, in commonality, how can we turn away from a child, any child? How can we all be a part of our global village? Here’s how I do it–in South Africa.
Call of Beauty by Marya Zilberberg
I type because the words are like water, washing me, seeping into my parched tissues, sprouting more words and sentences and paragraphs. And suddenly I am breathing again, my heart a soothed beast, warm and fuzzy and purring.
Photographer Rodney Tate Captures the Beauty of Birds
Photographer Rodney Tate of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, is out almost every day capturing images of birds–especially the shore birds and eagles that stalk and soar around the beaches near his home.
Two Poems by Phyllis Carito
we need a righting reflex
twist, and recover– like a cat —
pinned with our belief
that an open heart
can be a call for unity,
can land us on our feet.
It’s happening now, by Gillian Whittle
It’s happening now
girls are being told they’re stupid, worthless, ugly sluts
women are being shouted at and stalked and beaten
and killed in a red fury of self-righteousness by vicious men with guns
Can a Tree Teach Race Relations? Magnolia Justice, by Jana Laiz
I often dream entire passages or lines for books I’m writing and one night, I woke with this line, “I remember the Winter long ago, the one that lingered like regret.” I had to rustle around in my bedside table to find paper and pen to write it down. When your dreams offer you lines like that, you don’t say no. Later that same day, my husband came into my office and said, “You should write a story about a lynching tree from the point of view of the tree.”
Writing Fire Book Launch 2017, Saint James Place, Great Barrington