Did your ancestors eat acorns?

When I first started eating acorns, I felt like a sheepish imposter. I intended to bond with my adopted California homeland, but the last thing I wanted to do was disrespect or appropriate Indigenous cultures.  As a Jew from New York, I know I will never be indigenous...

Conspire with Nature

If your newsfeed is anything like mine, it might seem like the world has gone mad with greed, violence, and conspiracy. However, not all conspiracies plot with hostile governments.  Conspire also means breathing together (con – with; spirare – breath)....

Our Generous Nature

If I gave you a really big gift and you did not say thank you, I would probably be less generous next year.  We all love to be seen and honored for our unique gifts to the world. When we feel unseen, we often get sick and sad.  Maybe our more-than-human relatives feel...