Earthfire Stories

Blossoming pink and white magnolia flowers

The Healing Tree and Other Stories

At the December American Sustainable Business Network conference, I led a workshop called Transformative Experiences in Nature: A Path to a Livable Planet. My goal was to bring a deeper awareness of nature into the thinking and planning of the successful, socially-oriented business leaders in attendance. The method was the

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White German Shepherd Dog in the snow

Led Astray by a Bounding Snow Dog

An odd movement just outside the office window caught the corner of my eye. What was that? I turned to look and saw a column of steam rising as if a whistling tea kettle was coming to a boil. What could be burning outside in the snow? I stood up

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Woman sitting on a log next to a large gray timberwolf

Rewriting Our Story

We need a new story in conservation—one that energizes us and gives us hope. As more species extinctions are announced and weather patterns change dramatically, our human-centered frame of reference is too small, causing us to make decisions that do not consider the living systems in which we are embedded.

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Wolf standing on a small rise beside some trees

Wolves and the Power of Collective Action

For those of us who love wolves and know how critical they are to the health of many ecosystems, this year’s wave of government-sanctioned wolf hunts in states across the country has been nothing short of heartbreaking. Given that reality, news from Wisconsin provides some welcome relief. A judge has

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A brown daschund and gray cat snuggle together on a bed

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

I was raised with cats. Growing up, there was always a family cat roaming the house, moving from lap to lap and bed to bed. Throughout adulthood, I’ve been catless for a total of 7 years, with felines, canines, and the occasional horse sharing my heart for the rest of

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Woman feeds an orphaned vole with a syringe

A Vole, A Bear, and a Berry Pie

The Vole It’s true that we serve bears, wolves, and other large, dramatic animals that capture our imagination. But from an ethical perspective, Life is owed a deep respect regardless of size because anything with the breath of life is an absolute miracle. Even from a practical perspective, size doesn’t

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Blossoming pink and white magnolia flowers

The Healing Tree and Other Stories

At the December American Sustainable Business Network conference, I led a workshop called Transformative Experiences in Nature: A Path to a Livable Planet. My goal was to bring a deeper awareness of nature into the thinking and planning of the successful, socially-oriented business leaders in attendance. The method was the

Read More
White German Shepherd Dog in the snow

Led Astray by a Bounding Snow Dog

An odd movement just outside the office window caught the corner of my eye. What was that? I turned to look and saw a column of steam rising as if a whistling tea kettle was coming to a boil. What could be burning outside in the snow? I stood up

Read More
Woman sitting on a log next to a large gray timberwolf

Rewriting Our Story

We need a new story in conservation—one that energizes us and gives us hope. As more species extinctions are announced and weather patterns change dramatically, our human-centered frame of reference is too small, causing us to make decisions that do not consider the living systems in which we are embedded.

Read More
Wolf standing on a small rise beside some trees

Wolves and the Power of Collective Action

For those of us who love wolves and know how critical they are to the health of many ecosystems, this year’s wave of government-sanctioned wolf hunts in states across the country has been nothing short of heartbreaking. Given that reality, news from Wisconsin provides some welcome relief. A judge has

Read More
A brown daschund and gray cat snuggle together on a bed

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

I was raised with cats. Growing up, there was always a family cat roaming the house, moving from lap to lap and bed to bed. Throughout adulthood, I’ve been catless for a total of 7 years, with felines, canines, and the occasional horse sharing my heart for the rest of

Read More
Woman feeds an orphaned vole with a syringe

A Vole, A Bear, and a Berry Pie

The Vole It’s true that we serve bears, wolves, and other large, dramatic animals that capture our imagination. But from an ethical perspective, Life is owed a deep respect regardless of size because anything with the breath of life is an absolute miracle. Even from a practical perspective, size doesn’t

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