When I decided to go back to graduate school to get a masters, I had no idea where it would lead. I felt the need to do it for various reasons, many of which were accentuated when they announced a program that was created and taught by one of my all-time plant neurobiology idols: StefanoContinue Reading This is what Graduate School is teaching me about Modern Living
In prehistoric times—science is finding—affluence was abundant. Affluence was not in the way we think of it today—with an almost compulsive need to have many things either because we “like” them or because we fear we may need them. The paleolithic human didn’t need to have everything, or even less, duplicates of things. There wasContinue Reading The Need to Complete the Cycle
Before a gathering of people in Finland, I was asked to describe one thing I have learned from the plant world that has profoundly transformed my life. I looked across the room to asses from the faces just how much of my personal journey to reveal. Most of my life is public, but some parts are still a work in progress.
Last Wednesday, thanks to a ride from Minotaur, my Florence adventure officially began! Some of you know that I already live in Italy, in the north, near Turin, in a community called, Damanhur. But for the next six months, I will mainly be living in Florence. Last year, I saw a message on the FacebookContinue Reading What am I doing in Florence?
TOPIC: “Do Trees Have Consciousness” Scientific research has revealed that trees and plants are aware and even have complex ways of communicating. This is not a surprise to those of us who have felt the living energy of a forest. Yet, humanity continues on a self destructive path of global deforestation. It appears we haveContinue Reading CCC ZOOM “Do Trees Have Consciousness?”