Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

A Sustainable Dream

green-martin-luther-king-jr.It’s been fifty years today since Martin Luther King delivered a landmark speech for human sustainability, which cannot thrive in the midst of inequality. Back then, people united to fight against a prejudice lethal to human existence, one which caused much suffering and tragedy, including the death of Dr. King himself. A lot of progress has been made since (though prejudice still exists, in several forms, all over the place), and I’m thankful to be alive in a time where the ignorance of racism isn’t nearly as present as it once was. Continue reading

There’s a Call From the Past, and You’ll Want to Accept

nostalgiaNostalgia is something we all encounter. Often, other times in our lives seem much more appealing than the present, even though if we think about it there were probably troubles back then, too, along with the good stuff. The recent post-graduate section of life can be particularly dominated by nostalgia. People leaving college, the academic goal since childhood, a definitive finish line of sorts, the joy of accomplishment long on the horizon, and entering a new stage of life, one without cram sessions and reading under trees and meeting people their own age around every corner. Continue reading