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The End Is Never Really The End

March 31st, 2013 · 7 Comments · global warming and climate change, spirituality & religion

Happy Easter! But, hold on. This post will apply to you whether or not you celebrate Easter. Easter is about transformation, about something beautiful rising out of something tragic. Before Christ ever walked the earth, people held great celebrations at the beginning of spring because


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Oregon’s Best Writer, Part II

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments · entertainment, health & well being, work

Who read Moby Dick in the fourth grade, has a great-grandmother who starved to death in post-Bolshevik Russia, believes you should retire at night tired from honest work, and notes that many corporations exhibit sociopathic behavior? That would be Robert Leo Heilman, the author from rural Oregon I interviewed recently on the phone. I see [...]


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No Country For Life-Giving Movies

February 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment · sustainability

Just a brief comment before I head off to meet my carpool: In my view, No Country For Old Men, which just won the Oscar for best movie, is a death-dealing film, however strong its technical merits. Juno, in contrast is a life-giving and excellent film that I think should have won the award.

I can’t help noticing that the violent movies are mostly crafted by men while the life-giving stories


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