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New Wood Blog: Integral Ecology and the Prophetic Imagination

Note: I have decided to move everything over to a domain of my own and the Wordpress package, which gives me many more options. So I am discontinuing this site, and moving over to The Earth Keeper. Please come and join me! It will get underway the evening of April 1st. (A new version of this intro piece is already up.)

Many years ago, an elderly friend told me his experience of December 7, 1941. He was a senior in high school, and was spending that Sunday with friends at an ice-skating party on a lake near his home in northern Minnesota. Someone from a nearby house approached and, with an ashen face, told the group that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. At that moment, he knew his whole life had changed, all his plans gone out the window. And he felt a strong calling, and knew what he had to do. He was two months past his 18th birthday. The next morning, he, along with many other young men, went and enlisted in the Army.

The 2016 U.S. presidential election was a Pearl Harbor for the pl…

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