by Eric Alan

June 24, 2012

As the summer light peaks in the Northern Hemisphere, I celebrate the way it creeps in through the forest and my bedroom window before even my earliest waking. I celebrate how it extends the evening until almost when I’m ready to sleep again, lingering like a good friend who just doesn’t want to leave. Most of all, I celebrate the steadiness with which the light arrives. The economy may be tottering, love may disintegrate… READ MORE


by Lynette Sheppard

June 17, 2012

I love air travel.  I particularly love long flights. Okay, I’m not overly fond of the packing and the obsessing and the security lines and the endless crap leading up to the flight. But once I’m in my seat and have snapped the buckle of my seatbelt into place, I am a happy woman.

No one can reach me. No phone, no email, no faxes, no doorbell. Plane flights are a modern day version… READ MORE


by Dewitt Jones

June 10, 2012

Albert Einstein once was asked to name the most important question science could study. His reply: "Is the Universe friendly?" In considering the question myself, I realize just how much rides on how I answer it.

If I choose to believe that the Universe is unfriendly, then it becomes my adversary something to be confronted, outwitted, controlled. Nature becomes a hostile environment, separate from me and from all… READ MORE