Annie May Brown, urban farmer and den mama of a lovely intentional community, ended her article on environmental stewardship with a Cree proverb, reminding us that not until we have gobbled up every last bit of nature will we realize that we cannot eat money.
Not long ago there was a flurry of popular credit card ads which would name expensive products and their price, forming a list whose last item was some emotional state or level of trust labeled as “priceless.”
“A man will reap what he sows.” — Galatians 6:7-9 . Isn’t that such a timeless principle?
On Oct. 7, I had the privilege of witnessing Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh and Gonzaga Prep President Al Falkner sign the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor, making the Catholic and Jesuit schools partners in the national movement for faithful action on climate change.
We humans have vivid imaginations about the future.
Last month, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Peter Higgs and François Englert for their work in discovering a mass-giving particle called the Higgs boson.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.