Less than an hour from our house. . .another river. . .another trail. . .another forest. . .another life.
Archive for September 2020
George Washington was the first President (and, yes, a slaveholder), and maybe among the first of the American Founders to […]
One of the most delightful shows on the tube these days is “Young Sheldon.” Brilliant little guy (“mighty little man,” […]
Wright is Wrong!
Or is she? I’m talking about Frances Wright, 19th Century Scottish-American social reformer who flung her freethinking in the face […]
In classes I teach on Freethinkers like naturalist John Muir, I often saunter back to wise reminders of human hubris, […]
On a creek … in a forest … by a waterfall … in the Blue Ridge Mountains … swirling bubbles […]
Geography of the Wild
My recent Zoom talk to the Jubilee! Community here in Asheville begins around the 45:40 mark.
Zora Hurston on Religion, Seeking Truth
African-American writer, Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), wrote about her long struggles with religious faith. I sense kinship with some of […]
JFK on Separation of Church and State
Sixty years ago today, September 12, 1960, candidate John F. Kennedy spoke to a ministerial association in Houston, TX. He […]
Look Down, Look Up
The most massive things; the most minute things. Nature reminds us to look up and look down … to keep […]
A Naturalist’s “Faith”
As I continue to reflect on issues of faith and my journey beyond faith, enjoying the daily wonders and beauty […]
Nones Bible: Chapter Seven
The Nones Bible Chapter Seven “A Mantle of Protection for Beliefs” There are biblical stories of protective cloaks, robes or […]