Baby Sea Lion Rescued through Patience and Prayer


If I hadn't woken up with a crick in my neck, I would have been on a bike ride yesterday. But I did, so I wasn't. Instead, I was walking on the beach when a baby sea lion stranded himself just north of Surfer's Point in Ventura, California. I had written about the massive stranding incidents that … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Lynne Stuart Parramore – Black Ministers v. GOP: 17 Arrests as NAACP Protests Extreme Right-wing Agenda in North Carolina


A festival of GOP gerrymandering, coupled with the uninspiring performance of Democrats in recent years, has left my home state of North Carolina in the hands of retrograde Republicans who are urged on in their mission of misery by discount store mogul Art Pope, now considered the de facto governor. … [Read more...]

Lego Bombing and the Artistic Activism of Infrastructure


Lego Bombing verb 1) The art and act of integrating Lego sculpture into the landscape and cityscape in such a way that the piece adds to the scene. Typically, as an accent, a splash of color, or a form of commentary.  2) The act of creating a Lego sculpture that is surreptitiously left for … [Read more...]

Charles Eisenstein: A New Story of the People


In his newest TEDx talk, "A New Story of the People," Charles Eisenstein discusses how many people feel that the small choices they make can't possibly make a difference in the greater world. He confesses, "Our hearts know that a more beautiful world is possible ... but our minds do not know that … [Read more...]

Marineland Whistleblowers Gain — and Need! — Support


Two former trainers turned whistleblowers from Toronto's Marineland have come under fire, but not without support. Last summer, Christine Santos and Phil Demers approached the Toronto Star with concerns about a solitary orca named Kiska and a walrus dubbed Smooshi. The trainers cited poor water … [Read more...]