#042: MaddAddam, Riots

An excerpt from MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, p.33, read by Steph.

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“Physical objects have shacked their tethers; mine, yours, his, hers, and they’ve gone wandering off on their own. It’s like the aftermath of … Read more...

#041 Good Medicine – Braiding Sweetgrass

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“You can’t listen to the Thanksgiving Address without feeling wealthy. And, while expressing gratitude seems innocent enough, it is a revolutionary idea. In a consumer society, contentment is a radical proposition. Recognizing abundance rather than … Read more...

#040 Maple Sugaring – Braiding Sweetgrass

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“When my daughters remember our sugaring adventure now, they roll their eyes and groan, ‘That was I much work!’ They remember hauling branches to feed the fire and slopping sap on their jackets as they … Read more...

#039 The Council of Pecans p.19

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“The pecan trees and their kin show a capacity for concerted action, for unity of purpose that transcends the individual trees. They ensure somehow that all stand together and thus survive. How they do so … Read more...

#038 The Council of Pecans p.16

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“Forest scientists describe the generosity of mast fruiting with the predator-satiation hypothesis. The story seems to go like this: When the trees produce more than the squirrels can eat, some nuts escape predation. Likewise, when … Read more...

#037 Dueling Consciousnesses: White and Black

An excerpt from How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, pages 33 and 34, read by Steph.

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History duels: the undeniable history of antiracist progress, the undeniable history of racist progress. Before and … Read more...

#036 Leadership, Morale, and Time Perspective

A reading from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin, 1948 Harper & Brothers: New York, Pp. 118-119. Read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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An excerpt from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin.

“Leadership, morale, and time … Read more...

#035 Remembering a “Coming of Age” Ceremony

An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) The Year of the Flood, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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“The fall was ongoing, but its trajectory led ever downward. Sucked into the well of knowledge, you could only … Read more...

#034 Atwood: The Year of the Flood

An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) The Year of the Flood, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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“According to Adam One, the Fall of Man was multidimensional. The ancestral primates fell out of the trees; then … Read more...