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Storm Stories Serve as Powerful Lessons

My brother recently gave me a copy of Pu Songling’s Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, a collection of mostly supernatural stories from the Qing Dynasty. In one story, “The God of Hail,” Wang Yuncang ascends the Dragon and Tiger peak in order to call upon the Taoist Heavenly Patriarch. Wang not only meets the […]

July 28th

What Our Children Can Teach Us About Nature

Children are willing to receive. Our kids, unburdened by social impositions, accept the gifts of nature matter-of-factly. The tree to climb, the mulberries to eat, the cool water to wash dirty feet, the fascinating bug — they are all accepted, without any self-consciousness or hesitation. Children understand, in a way that we adults tend to […]

June 6th

How to Let Go of Environmental Fear

You’re jogging and a rattlesnake sidles out along the path. You’re in your car in the middle of nowhere when the clouds gather low and the radio blasts in with a tornado warning. You’re in the doctor’s office waiting for the results of a biopsy. You’re watching a video, seeing a giant iceberg shrink, a […]

May 28th