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Morning Altars

Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit through Nature, Art, and Ritual

The Edge of the Plain
The Edge of the Plain (Canongate)
How borders make and break our world – Late Night Live – Today, there are more borders in the world than ever before. In fact, the building of border walls, barriers and barricades has increased sixfold in the past two decades alone.
Letting Go of the Border – The Nation


Treasures of the Mexican Table
Treasures of the Mexican Table

I’ll build a staircase to Paradise

Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts.
Mac Griswold (mentioned in Paul Bangay’s Garden Rudimental — the world’s most amazing gardens)

I’ll build a staircase to Paradise (Amazon)

The Private Life of Mrs. Rachel Lambert Mellon: Life into Art Lecture by Mac Griswold

Anna Spenceley
Handbook for Sustainable Tourism Practitioners

Guidance Groove
Isotopes reveal ecological changes in condors, fur seals and turtles

Inventing the Alphabet
Mythologies of the alphabet – ABC Radio National – Understandings of how the alphabet came into being  have been driven by ideology, religion, and geo-politics. Guest: Johanna Drucker, author of ‘Inventing the alphabet: the origin of letters from antiquity to the present’ (Chicago University Press)

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Inventing the Alphabet

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