Climate Run Vermont is only 6 weeks away!! As I've been ramping up training and preparing for the ride & run, people have asked me, "why did you decide to run in Vermont?" and "what does Vermont have to do with climate change?" There are 2 kinds of answers. Looking north along the Long Trail … Continue reading res•il•ience
I'm teaching an environmental philosophy senior seminar at Sterling College this semester titled Posthumanism. The premise of the course is to think about how it might change our relationship with both one another and with the non-human world if we reframed our perspective to no longer see humans at the center of the world. We begin … Continue reading philosophy
With the transition from the spring to summer semesters here at Sterling College, the trails have dried out, the sun rises earlier, and it's been easier to find a few more hours in the week to focus on training. The Sterling running team has started 5:00 am summer practices three times each week, which has helped … Continue reading Goals
I'm looking forward to setting off for Austin, Texas on Sunday for a week of SXSWedu talks, meetings, and conversation....not to mention the predicted 75-degree temps! I'll be giving one of the Future 20 talks at 11:30 on Thursday, March 9th about Ecology as a Model for Teaching. Here's the presentation description: Grounded in a pedagogy … Continue reading Ecology and Teaching at SXSW!!
For our second class meeting in Sterling's introductory A Sense of Place course, we read the introduction to Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, in which she writes: The thing about a crisis this big, this all-encompassing, is that it changes everything. It changes what we can do, what we can hope for, … Continue reading Hold fast your hope
Amid the political, social, and emotional tumult across our national stage this year, I have treasured my time training as a time to step outside the web of tweets, truths, media blackouts, funding cuts, posturing, and 'alternative facts.' Maybe to help me find some solid footing, during my hours (and hours) running, I've spent a lot of … Continue reading Facts and science in a complicated world
I love it when synergy happens. And in my world, it seems to happen all the time. Like this, for example -- I've proposed a workshop for the SXSWedu Conference and Festival next March that integrates my love of teaching, ecology, design, systems, and of course running! The talk will "outline the essential methods and tools … Continue reading Ecology as a Model for Teaching
I had the great pleasure of facilitating an intensive class called Movement and Mindfulness at Sterling College over the past two weeks. As part of the course, the students and I participated in on and off campus meditation sessions, moving conversation, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, rock climbing, rowing, walking, event mapping, Japanese forest bathing, walking meditation, running, yoga, yoga … Continue reading Movement & Mindfulness