Now is the time to remind yourself why you live in Alaska, and how much we have to be grateful for as we fight the COVID-19 war.
Due to the modern breakdown in community values, in family and in our unifying myths, we have forgotten how to bridge the gulf of differences that separate us.
The psychic rebuilding is going to take a while. Those fissures of fear run deep.
Thomas Merton tried practicing a more direct way of seeing and being in the world, to acquire wisdom not from theories, doctrines, legalisms and other abstractions, but to live more experientially. In Alaska, we call that survival.
Historians described it as the year of everything horrible: the most violent, chaotic and unhappiest one in our nation’s history — 1968 — when the entire country seemed to be suffering from a deep psychic breakdown. In autumn of that volatile year America’s most famous monk slipped into Alaska on his surprise sojourn. Thomas Merton … Continue reading Make America think again
OPINION: Euphoric days of Alaska-Russia opening are gone, but the work of diplomacy and good relations across the Bering Strait must go on.