Here is a nice reflection on raising sustainable children (down on the farm.)
Bill Moyers interviews / profiles one of my heroes: Wendell Berry
Now here is an inspiring story about a commitment to place. One man's forest - planted one tree or seed at a time.
Pretty cool and very interesting. Did you know the Texas native Osage Orange (like the plants described in this video) evolved to take advantage of with other "ghosts of evolution"? Yep: mammoths and giant sloths. In Texas (but not in the capitol.)
A meditative look at the work of Japanese artist Onishi Yasuaki.
The Art of Junk - delightful creations.
A different video interpretation of "A Good Day" With Brother David Steindl-Rast. (See earlier TED posting featuring Louie Schwartzberg.)
Check out my own video reflection on gratitude here.
James Turrell's installation at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is one of my favorite places in Texas. Walking through it is both thrilling and, at the same time, calming.
"All things are linked with each other, and bound together with a sacred bond: Scarce is there one thing quite foreign to another. They are all arranged together in their proper places, and jointly adorn the same world. There is one orderly graceful disposition of the whole." - Marcus Aurelius
Here is a brief excerpt from Luigi Boccherini's "Night Music of Madrid" series. One of my favorite classical compositions. Boccherini's music has experienced a renaissance after this piece was used in the concluding scene of the movie "Master and Commander." The full piece can be heard here, it has strikingly modern elements as well as the romance you would associate with 18th century Madrid. Boccherini was an Italian composer who was employed by the Spanish royal court.
Simply beautiful and so in line with what Dry Creek Bed is all about.
This is a really lovely portrait of two artists and their home which seems to have grown from their mutual love and respect for their inheritance.
A lovely portrait of a perfectly ordinary yet extraordinary person who has spent a lifetime cultivating gratitude and roots.
Cultivating your curiosity about other people.
we are stardust...
Climate change is now happening at a rate not seen in 65 million years.
A remarkable version of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" by the ever-resourceful Beck. Probably the coolest place to have been in the universe for the 9 minutes in which this unfolded. Wow.
Time and mist in one of my favorite places: San Francisco.
I first encountered this lovely piece of music through the Kronos Quartet's beautiful instrumental version of it. I have listened to their version dozens of times in recent weeks. I found this vocal version this morning. A great piece to use for focused meditation. Enjoy.
When thinking about our place in the universe - it helps to have a little scale - and the humility to accept it.
The edge of the Balcones Escarpment has been a popular place for many thousands of years.
Here is a piece I produced for KLRU-TV, PBS, Austin, some years ago about my friend Richard Louv and his work about the "nature deficit disorder" affecting American youth.