#041 Good Medicine – Braiding Sweetgrass


“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 scarcity … Read more...

#040 Maple Sugaring – Braiding Sweetgrass


“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 carried heavy … Read more...

#039 The Council of Pecans p.19


“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 is still … Read more...

#038 The Council of Pecans p.16


“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 the squirrel … 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.


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


An excerpt from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin.

“Leadership, morale, and time perspective”

In …

#035 Remembering a “Coming of Age” Ceremony

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


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