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Monarch Butterflies Show Spiritual Renewal In Nature

  A new season is here, and with that the flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. Another mark of Spring is butterflies flying through with their colorful wings. One of the best known is the monarch butterfly. With their gold and black pattern, they are easy to spot and excellent to photograph. They […]

March 24th

Butterflies and Lizards: Revisiting “Under the Volcano”

In the back of my copy of Under the Volcano, I found an essay by Sherrill Grace, which cites a letter written by the book’s author, Malcolm Lowry, explaining that Volcano “was so designed, counterdesigned and interwelded that it could be read an indefinite number of times and still not have yielded all its meanings […]

November 21st

Environment as a Literary Character

Having written earlier this year about Bloomsday, the June 16th celebration based on James Joyce’s epic Ulysses, my mind recently turned to another legendary novel, Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano, and the day on which it takes place, the Day of the Dead. Lowry traces the experiences of Geoffrey Firmin, an alcoholic ex-consul, known as “the […]

November 9th

Mexico City Honors Buddhist Environmental Leader

Yesterday, the Legislative Assembly in Mexico City recognized the Gyalwang Durkpa, the spiritual head of the thousand-year-old Dukpa Order of Buddhists, as an honorary member. The recognition was part of Mexico’s thrust on environmental consciousness and proactive environmental initiatives. Addressing the assembly, the Gyalwang Drukpa encouraged environmental protection and shared a message of peace. The […]

July 26th