Archive | May, 2018

Ruth Sabath Rosenthal | Oh, for the green of bygone days!

“I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again, look for me under your boot-soles.” —     Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself Walt, it’s been over a century since you bequeathed us the trees of your youth standing sky-high in air fresh with optimism — trees, that now stand stalwart in airs rank with intolerance, limbs reaching upward entreating […]

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Gwendolyn Hallsmith | OMMMM–A mantra for a caring economy

In thinking about an easy way to remember all the things that need to change in order to transform our current economic systems and structures, which cause and perpetuate violence, inequality, and environmental catastrophe, I came up with this mnemonic tool for transformation. OMMMM stands for Ownership, Money, Markets, Management, and Metrics. These systems are embedded in the laws, customs, regulations, and practices that warp and twist the economy to […]

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Indigenous leadership

This issue of The MOON celebrates contemporary Indigenous leaders—men and women who are working within their own communities and reaching out to us all to right past wrongs and heal continuing trauma being inflicted on Mother Earth and all our relations. Although Indigenous leaders have always been with us, what strikes me about our current moment in history is that non-Natives at last seem willing to listen, and follow, the […]

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Jennifer Freed | The Distance

The distance between the desire to be ahead of where we are and the embrace of self-acceptance can feel insurmountable Feelings are not like river stones They cannot be skipped Each subtle granule of emotion wants its own voice and reflection Every nuanced perception calls for contemplation Suffering through the seemingly endless moments of torpid growth can test even the most patient among us But racing ahead without proper footing […]

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