Gray Matter in the Green:
Special Issues in Earth Healing

We are now launching our "Special Issues" series on this website. Our basic title is open to at least three interpretations: the series is produced by greens who are graying; the subjects require some additional gray matter to assimilate; and the green or environmental issues are not always black and white, but do contain some gray areas. We include controversial subjects in order to stimulate comments from our readers -- the uncovered gray areas we have not yet thought about (a possible fourth interpretation). We welcome your comments and suggestions.

These entries include topics that are often not discussed in environmental circles.

 

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  • Dreaming the Impossible... And Organizing
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    Reclaimers of the Commons - Motivation for Activists

    [ Executive Summary -- Full Manual]

    365 Oatmeal breakfasts

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    OCCUPY Wall Street and Prepare for a Constitutional Convention

    by Al Fritsch
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    The Little Blue Book: A Blueprint for Radical Change

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    365 Royal Titles of Jesus

    compiled by Al Fritsch, S.J. - Easter, 2011
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    365 Different Salads: January - December, 2010

    by Albert J. Fritsch, S.J.
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    THE YEAR OF THE BUTTERFLY

    featuring the photographs of Sally Ramsdell
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    99 Ways to Celebrate

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    Ecotourism in Kentucky

    Earth Healing
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    Nuclear Power Plant Loan Guarantees: An Unacceptable Risk

    by Mary Byrd Davis, PhD
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    Water and Eco-Spirituality

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    A Priest for Equality Expanding View

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    Journeying to Become Ever Greener

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    Dreaming the Impossible... And Organizing

    by Rob Currie, S.J.
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    SOUP-A-DAY LISTING - January through DECEMBER, 2009

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    A Ministry of Gratitude: One Thousand Things To Be Thankful For

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    Comments Written for the Meeting of the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission

    by Mary Byrd Davis, PhD
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    The Health of the Bluegrass: Is the Triangle Really Green?

    Published by Earth Healing in cooperation with
    EcoPerspectives, a project of Earth Island Institute
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    Reflections on the Jesuit General Congregation 35: The Bridge

    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
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    The Morality of Nuclear Power Generation:
     An Ignatian Discernment

    by Albert Fritsch, PhD and Mary Davis, PhD
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    Basic Globish

    by Albert Fritsch, S.J.
    Globish (from the words "global" and "English") is becoming the widespread language of the business world that is used among non-Anglophones. Our goal is to use "basic Globish" in our Internet Daily Reflections. Note: This article require the free Microsoft Viewer. If this program is not installed on your computer, click the logo at right.
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    Sounds and Silence: Creating Silent Space (Pt. 1)

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    Sounds and Silence: Creating Silent Space (Pt. 2)

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    by Al Fritsch, S.J.
    This special issue is meant to prepare the way for a longer study of noise pollution. This first section surveys sound pollution problems starting with volume and duration of modern sound. Discordant indoor sounds are described, and then the immediate outdoors (the yard and immediate environs), and then on to the larger surrounding communities in which we live. The physical, mental and psychological conditions of both people and other living creatures are touched upon.

    An Environmental Retreat

    by Albert Fritsch, S.J.
    This collection involves a combination of some personal notes and stories from my preached retreats. I hope these reflections help you to make an environmental retreat. Some general pre-notes to read before beginning such a retreat are found in Appendix 1.
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    Celebrating 25 Years of Earth Healing:
    A Photographic Scrapbook

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    Declaration of Interdependence -- 2007

    by Lanz Bidault, guest contributor to Earth Healing
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    Fifty Ways to Reclaim the Commons

    by Al Fritsch
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    Biofuels: A Complex and Moral Issue

    by Al Fritsch
    In America and Europe there is a massive groundswell of interest in using biofuels as transport fuel. Americans see biofuels as part of the national effort to help make our nation independent of foreign petroleum and natural gas. Election of a new Democratic Congress in November has accelerated this thrust. While some call the interest in biofuels a meaningful environmental development meriting generous government funding; others call this an environmental catastrophe just waiting to happen.
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    Reiki: Ancient Healing Art-Modern Nursing Intervention

    by Debbie Rife Caldwell, RN, MSN, AHN-BC, CNS
    Debbie Caldwell, a nurse practitioner, is dedicated to a certain form of alternative medicine called "Reiki." She gives us a lucid background in very convincing language and with a wealth of personal practical experience. Alternative medicine is one way to curb the massive abuse of powerful commercial medicines in our increasingly Overdo$ed America (John Abrahamson's terms).
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    Reiki: A Theological Reflection

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      Discernment of Energy Healing

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    Two commentaries by Robert T. Sears, S.J., PhD

    The Straw Bale House: Not For The Eastern United States

    by Paul Gallimore, Long Branch Environmental Education Center
    Paul Gallimore, director of the Environmental Resource Assessment Service, with his extensive building experience is quite concerned about the manner in which people assume that if straw bale houses are good in the dry West, they should be built in the rather moist East. He challenges this naive assumption with data from the literature and personal experience.
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    Towards An Authentic Eco-Spirituality

    by Albert J. Fritsch, S.J.
    In the first of two contributions, I challenge the position that "eco-spirituality" is automatically a good thing in itself. In fact, some types of limited spiritualities distract from the work needed to heal the Earth. Instead, we need an eco-spirituality that is authentic, which means that it has certain salient characteristics.
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    Beyond Simplicity: Tough Issues For A New Era

    by Albert J. Fritsch, S.J.
    In this second paper, I attempt to show possible ways to simplify our current culture and why various ones (catastrophe, revolution, and voluntary simplicity) are either harmful to the poor or are not fully effective in our present situation. Thus a fourth alternative that requires governmental regulation is necessary and is presented here.
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    The Land Must Live

    by Wayne H. Davis, PhD, Professor Emeritus
    Department of Biology, University of Kentucky
    Over a thirty year period Dr. Davis and his wife Shirley have built and installed over 3,000 bluebird boxes on Kentucky major and minor highways. Of the many works Dr. Davis has published, he considers this essay one of most critical importance.
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    An Appropriate Technology Future

    by Albert J. Fritsch, S.J.
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    And They All Get Along

    by Carol Stiefvater, OSF
    ..."It all happened in the Appalachian hills of southeastern Kentucky, truly a Place of Peace." A heartwarming tale of how animals help us learn to become more Earth-friendly, as recounted by Sister Carol Stiefvater of Peace Place, a residential respite home for children and adults with disabilities and/or problems.
    Introduction
    Part I: Hosses
    Part II: Bills and Nans
    Part III: Foul-Ups
    Parts IV, V, VI: Hop-Alongs, Hee-Haws, and Hummers

     

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