The tragedy of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues, but the implementation of the vaccinations offers hope for an end to the often deadly infection. Thankfully most people have chosen to care for one another and have modified their lifestyles by following health and safety guidelines; this still needs to continue for a while. Some of the […]Read more "Green Junction: Think Disruption for Change. By Julie Peller Ph.D."
Green Junction Unusual weather events have become more common and generally are a result of the earth’s changing climate. The science of climate change is incredibly complex with extensive consequences, yet many want to describe it or deny it in very simplistic ways. The term global warming is defined by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as […]Read more "Green Junction: Global Warming is Climate Change by Julie Peller Ph.D."
This weekend reflect on the past week and see where you were able to bring about social awareness, service to others, listen to someone explain an eye-opening experience, work on your continuing education of life, and participate in the community. Then think about next week. What will change? Ask yourself, “Why are meditation and reflection […]Read more "This weekend reflect on the past week"
The Center for Action & Contemplation (https://cac.org/conspire-2021/) On the Conspire 2020 page, we read the quote “We stand in the place where opposites come together, awaiting the birth of what is to come—a new genesis, one more beginning in a series of starts trailing backward in time to the very first day; God’s generous rhythm […]Read more "We are experiencing is the evolution of civilizations."
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” J.R.R. Tolkien – The […]Read more "“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”"
Coal ash constitutes one of the country’s major industrial waste products, according to the US EPA. Coal is a brownish-black or black sedimentary rock that took millions of years to form. Coal’s carbon and carbon-containing compounds burn well, which has made it a significant source of energy for society. The part of the coal that […]Read more "Coal Ash and the water you drink by Julie Peller Ph.D."
As I was driving on Santa Fe in Littleton, I passed a light rail station and read this on an RTD car, “Caring for people, not profits.” Is that a good motto for Denver’s light rail system? Or is it a false dichotomy? I am not complaining about the RTD service per se. Rather, I […] […]Read more "Give Profits a Chance — Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D."
A wonderful reflection for this Second Sunday of Easter from my good friend Jake Owensby! Forgiveness is what love looks like when you don’t feel like it. That’s a paraphrase of something Wendell Berry once said. To put that a different way, forgiveness is the kind of love that we give imperfect things. Things that […] […]Read more "Loving a Flawed World – Jake Owensby — Pastor Michael Moore’s Blog"
On this day in 1945, the great Lutheran Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “This is the end—for me, the beginning of life” ~ he was 39 years old at the time of his death. A theologian who understood the meaning of the ‘greater good.’ Bonhoeffer was a small ‘c’ catholic, and if you read his works, […]Read more "“This is the end—for me, the beginning of life” ~ Bonhoeffer"
Exposure to heavy metal pollution is a problem around the globe. Many heavy metals, such as lead, chromium, arsenic, and mercury, can lead to serious harm upon exposure, often in meager amounts. Heavy metals can be taken in the body through food, water, air, and commercial products, such as old paint, treated lumber, old pipes, […]Read more "Green Junction: Heavy metal pollution is a problem by Julie Peller Ph.D"