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David Orton, Diana Beresford-Kroeger and Chris Benjamin

Posted on Apr 18, 2011

I recently interviewed David Orton, the noted deep ecology philosopher. This week’s Sunday Herald column was supposed to be about David, but I made the mistake of starting with his account of participating in a “Council of All Beings” — where he played the role of a coyote – and somehow the idea of the Council itself took over the column. So I’ll do another column on David sometime in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the current column, on the difficult task of making us feel what we actually know about the devastation we’re wreaking on the planet.

Within the next couple of days we’ll post our next interview, with Diana Beresford-Kroeger, whom I describe in my video introduction as “a unique blend of rigorous scientist, reverential philosopher and Irish bard. She understands profoundly the intertwined life of the forest, from the root fungi that swap carbon among the trees to the sophisticated sexual dance of birds and insects and flowers. Her writing bursts with information but also with pain and joy and reverence.” Diana Beresford-Kroeger is terrific. Don’t miss her interview.
 
Finally, Chris Benjamin has written a nice little piece on The Green Interview and on me for a new online publication called East Coast Kitchen Party. To read it, just click here: http://www.eastcoastkitchenparty.net/Arts.html

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