This edition’s poetry selection is from Rumi’s Little Book of Life- the Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit, translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin. The book review is that of The Natural Alien, by Neil Evernden. The YouTube link is to the trailer of The Fantastic Woman.


“Give up the known, give up your life

for the mystery of Love’s eternal wine.”

“But before I die,” I said, “I would like to know you.”

“Once you know me there will be no more dying.”


Book Review

The Natural Alien: Humankind and Environment, Second edition, by Neil Evernden. “This is the book that started me on my career as an environmental writer/philosopher.” Derrick Jensen; you’ll find the review here in the Stewards- of Earth and Home section of the blog.

Movies- Recommendations and Trailers

This is the YouTube video for the official trailer of A Fantastic Woman, a Chilean drama, directed by Sebastian Lelio. After the loss of her lover, Marina must confront society’s harsh views and assumptions.