And People Stayed Home

“And people stayed homeand read books and listenedand rested and exercisedand made art and playedand learned new ways of beingand stoppedand listened deepersomeone meditatedsomeone prayedsomeone dancedsomeone met their shadowand people began to think differentlyand people healedand in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways,dangerous, meaningless and heartless,even the earth began to healand when …

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What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now,on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is.Sing. Pray. Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down. And when your body has become still,reach out with your heart.Know that …

An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans

Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will help you. We will bring the supersonic, high speed  merry-go-round to a halt. We will stop the planes the trains the schools the malls the meetings the frenetic, furied rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep you from hearing our …

2007 Logos

by Scott T. Starbuck When I complain to the old man  about rising gas prices, he says “I want $10 a gallon.” “Why?” is the obvious question. “Because I love birds,” he says. At the time, I thought him insane but now I think most everyone else is.

How We Stopped Corporate Psychopaths from Cooking Planet Earth

For Mary DeMocker By Scott T. Starbuck We planted trees everywhere at once.Facebook posted only the words “Go outside.” “Destroy Your Television Day” grew more popular than Xmas and the 4th of July. Children of execs saw themselves as global citizensand despite every temptation and distraction disowned their wayward parents.ExxonMobil became BlueOrbSolar. Each country committed to …

Thoughts at the End of Empire

by Scott T. Starbuck It’s possible future generations will destroyour art, literature, music, film, and corporations, in bitternessfor allowing ecosystem collapse, and mistrust for how many leaderswere distracted, apathetic, selfishignorant, or insane with money and power. It’s possible future generations will redefinefamily, community, work, value, happiness,life, dirt, success. It’s possible education will change from locking …

Wind Spirit

by Scott T. Starbuck Wind Spirit said to the man, “I will ask a question, and each day you give the wrong answer, I will take a finger. The question is hard, requiring much reflection, and self-purification. I don’t know how many fingers you will lose. That is up to you. How will you save …