Seedlings

Each month we will publish a letter which we call a seedling. A seedling, by definition, is a young plant that has all that it needs to blossom: root, shoot and leaves. It just needs to break through the surface to reach the light. I am hopeful that with your work, care, wisdom, and inspiration the seedling will break through any resistance, reach the light of day and spread like wildflowers.

The letter will include an idea, a theory, a thought to pique your curiosity, to inspire you to delve deeper, to think in new ways, maybe even to imagine a new way of living. As I was exploring various fields I felt myself waking up, paying attention, and being more mindful. It was a though the light had shifted and what was in shadow was clear as day.

The letters may also include a poem, a Bible verse, or other reading. I am hopeful there will be words to inspire, enlighten, and renew and that you will share your insight that you may become a leader and a teacher in a quest to save our planet from ourselves, and for all of its inhabitants.

But we cannot forget action, for action can speak louder than words. Each letter will include a practical action we can take, some larger than others. And those actions can becomes habits, and they can teach others, inspire others to do likewise. And maybe most importantly, they can teach our children and grandchildren mindful and hope-filled ways of living on this beautiful planet for generations and generations to come.

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm

For a long time now, I have been a Ralph Waldo Emerson “enthusiast.” There is something about his views on life that just “strikes a chord” with me. I have read a great deal about him, and by him.  He is not the easiest person to read, much like other 19th-century...

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What Should Be Our Response?

What Should Be Our Response?

I don’t know whether to rant or just throw my hands up in the air. What the heck! “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” An unforgettable line from the movie “Network.” The train derailment in Ohio and the subsequent “controlled” burn reminds me...

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It’s About Time

It’s About Time

Dear Partners in Green It came to me the other day that a major problem with our approach to Climate Change is our concept of time. We tend to think in the short term. Today and tomorrow, maybe even next summer, but ten or twenty years out?  But we have been warned...

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It’s A New Year!

It’s A New Year!

Dear Partners in Green The fact of Climate Change has the ability to alter our worldview. We may see a storm as not just a storm, a hurricane as not just a hurricane, a hot day, as not just a hot day, but rather as warnings, as reminders of the reality of our troubled...

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk

Dear Partners in Green, Here in the northeast, winter is fast approaching. The last leaves have been raked, the gardens have been put to bed, and the warm clothes have made their way to the front of the closet. We are preparing for the hunkering down associated with...

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Thank You, Captain Kirk

Thank You, Captain Kirk

Dear Partners in Green, I recently came across William Shatner’s reflections on his journey into space on October 13, 2021. They appear in his recently published book, which is cited below. I do think they should be read often and shared with family and friends. This...

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For Those Who Would Govern

For Those Who Would Govern

Dear Partners in Green, It is certainly hard to be optimistic in light of the weather events and dire forecasts. What has been predicted is now “coming to pass,” an old idiom or phrase often used to indicate that what is happening is the result of a course of events....

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Life Versus Lifestyle

Life Versus Lifestyle

Dear Partners in Green, I have been thinking more and more about lifestyle. What it is exactly, and why it is so difficult to change.  Is our lifestyle a badge we wear? Would we not wish to appear other than the way we wish to be seen?  But our style of living, from...

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Addiction and Climate Change

Addiction and Climate Change

Dear Partners in Green, There is so much chaos in our world, nationally and internationally, resulting in Climate Change becoming less and less a priority. And here in the United States, the country which we count on to be a world leader in the effort, the...

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Wisdom

Wisdom

Dear Partners in Green, Lately, optimism appears to be in short supply. News is disheartening. It seems we are a flawed species, easily led.  We quickly look for scapegoats on whom to cast blame for all of our problems. Racism is on the rise; violence is epidemic. We...

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Dear Partners in Green, Lately, I have grown more and more aware of what I consider to be an elephant in the room, not to disparage elephants, but simply to reflect upon their size. We alter our lives, try to live as green as possible, do our best, knowing full well...

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Purpose

Purpose

Dear Partners in Green, In the site IDEAS.TED.COM, I found an article regarding the climate crisis and the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, a war responsible for unspeakable suffering and destruction. And a war which “in many ways, is an energy war.”  The fear is...

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