May 18, 2020
I hope that you are enjoying this edition of the blog. I am updating the Towards Stewardship of Earth & Home library. You will be able to find it after the current article in the section TSEH.
I’d like to express gratitude to the garden spirits for providing me and thousands of other gardeners a refuge from the stifling nature of the quarantine. We’re over 2 months in, and while I enjoy being alone, I want the freedom to determine when I’ve had enough solitude and can venture out farther than the grocery store and Target.
Ironically enough, many of the issues that we are grappling with as a result of the pandemic are providing me with some ideas for the Call, Rap & RealTalk about the belief in working and earning. I hope to explore the idea of “essential” and “non-essential” workers. It’s a loaded topic.
In the upcoming article in Towards Stewardship of Earth & Home, I’d like to address the issue of African-Americans and environmental activism. While there is evidence of racism within the “white” environmentalist movement, what I will take a look at is how African Americans situate themselves within the current environmental crisis. Needless to say, I am reading a couple of books to help me navigate the dialogue.
Until then, be well and be safe. ~Akilah, May 18, 2020
April 17, 2020 Note: Like everyone I have been getting accustomed to the quarantine. But the final article to complete this edition, The Lesson, in “Towards Stewardship of Earth & Home” is now available. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Enjoy and stay safe.
March 20, 2020 – Art, Articles, Books and Reviews: (1) Review of the book Executing Grace by Shane Claiborne (2) reading suggestion from New York Times, 2012 “The Ecology of Disease.”