Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Book I; part 7 The light becomes the afternoon, and we are still snugly swaddled in the chrysaline furze of late September's gloaming-fall—the month always ever perched at the end of one thing and the start of something else, dappled first in flecks of stil de grain and draped in ever … Continue reading Emergent
It's hard to believe that we’re already halfway through the fall semester, snow has fallen every day this week here in northern Vermont, and only now do I feel like I’ve gained enough distance and perspective on the incredible days I spent in the Faroe Islands at the end of July. How fleeting the weeks, … Continue reading Faroes Seven Summits
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
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!!
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