Protected by a Child

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood

How many times do my children protect me from harm? How does their innocence move me to seek innocence? Their natural desire to explore, learn, grow and create often protects me from losing context.

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Sacrifices and Community

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood

Do we even know how much we’ve lost, how poisoned we are, how far away we’ve been driven from the land? By connecting the science of toxic materials with our human knowledge of childbirth in Having Faith, Steingraber gives us new knowledge; what would it mean for us to inhabit it?

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Do you breathe the water?

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to MotherhoodDuring my first pregnancy, I lived on a truck route. My pregnancy manual, the ubiquitous and sometimes disturbing What to Expect When You’re Expecting, said that unless I was living in a bus terminal or a tollbooth, “breathing in […]

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A Good Day for the Beginnings of Journeys

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to MotherhoodI must admit that I think it a bit ironic that the maiden book discussion here at RCB is about a journey to birth. This has been a dream of my husband’s for a while, but I never thought […]

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Beowulf Live: Reclaiming the Classics on WPR

We got to listen to Grendel gorging flesh and griding bone in the mini-van on the way home from church today…

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The Story of the Flood – Disaster and Hope on the Horizon

Stories are always told in specific historical contexts, but the human condition always brings us back to recurring issues, thus: Teatro La Fragua used “neo-medieval post-modernism” to stage the story of Noah and the Great Flood in a relief shelter after Hurricane Mitch, and Paul Chan is staging Waiting for Godot in the Lower Ninth […]

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