Gil Friend’s Blog

“The Polycrisis” — and Living Between Worlds

Please join me at noon (PDT) tomorrow (Wednesday, September 21) for our monthly exploration (our 22nd!) of the challenges of "Living Between Worlds—with grace, dignity, and power." Register here. (And before joining, be sure you've updated your Zoom client. Here's...

The Climate Bill — First impressions

One of the things most on my mind this week is the climate bill that just passed the Congress (in a week full of legislative accomplishments emerging from the deadlock)—officially the Inflation Reduction Act, with elements addressing health care and taxes as well, but...

50 Years Ago This Month

50 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH… …my life pivoted in profound and powerful ways. While most of my friends ran off to the Rockies for the first Rainbow Family Gathering (a sort of proto-BurningMan!), I ensconced myself in the libraries and campus of Southern Illinois...