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The Power of Art in A Political Age, by David Brooks, New York Times

Brooks throws out a life raft to climb aboard when you are feeling isolated and low saying “Sometimes I feel like I’m in a daily struggle not to become a shallower version of myself.” He continues to list the variables … Read More


I started writing professionally as a journalist for the Aspen paper. Those of you who have seen The Post about the daily life on a newspaper before Watergate, in Katherine Graham’s era in the 1960s, will appreciate the very hands-on … Read More

Carantouan Greenway Project

Connectivity on trails and wildlife corridors for the Upper Susquehanna/Finger Lakes Bioregion Presented by Destiny Kinal, Reinhabitory Institute This presentation was prepared and circulated in the last quarter of 2017 not only for the managers of trails systems, but also … Read More

Sex, Time and Prophecy

Sex, Time and Prophecy: why women evolved to envision and how that learned ability can lead us toward a livable future. Prophecy is the ability to learn from time. Social scientists and anthropologists Leonard Shlain, Helen Fisher and Marija Gimbutas … Read More

Linen Shroud Book Release Parties

A number of celebrations heralded the release of Linen Shroud. September 22, 2017 Book Party in East Bay, Salute E Vita, Marina Bay, Richmond, CA autumn equinox. Watching the sun set on autumn equinox over Mt. Tamalpais. Bubbly and heavy … Read More

Destiny Kinal Interviews Delphine Montour from Linen Shroud

Delphine Montour metis woman of 55 years French and Seneca/Haudenosaunee (Iroquois.) Born 1810 at Buffalo Creek Interview conducted by Destiny Kinal, author of Linen Shroud DK: Did the boarding school experience at the Thomas School account for your separation from … Read More

Finding Diamonds in the Dustbin of the 19th Century

In Linen Shroud Destiny Kinal beautifully illuminates how our ancestors approached conundrums similar to the ones we are facing in our time now, with vibrantly alive characters expressing both Native and European values. How does flax—a tough and finicky plant … Read More

Project Grow on Midday Makeover WENY TV

WENY News   From The Wellness Arts Network: “Many years ago when I lived in the counter cultural world, a group of people noticed that we have had  – as a species – special relationships with our watershed homelands. Weather, … Read More

Will it Fly?

I often wonder if it would make interesting reading if I wrote about the indignity of being managed by and for machines. We may have bristled and, on a bad day, may still bristle, but we have been tamed to … Read More

Flax to Linen: the state of the art from a sustainable perspective

Organized by the New England Flax and Linen Study Group, in collaboration with Historic Deerfield, Flax & Linen: Following the Thread from Past to Present took place on Saturday & Sunday, August 20th-21st, 2016. Flax is a textile fiber with a 30,000-year … Read More

Interview of Destiny Kinal by Reinhabitory Institute

Reinhabitory Institute: I read what you’ve written about your political awakening, but there was a lot going on at the time. So what was it about the Diggers, or they the Digger movement or the free movement that particularly attracted … Read More

Confession of a Bottle-Sick Novelist

Bottlesickness. “A temporary condition (often caused by shaking a bottle) that interferes with a wine’s fruit flavors,…alleviated with a few days rest.” Dateline: Taos, New Mexico. One week from completing my six-week fellowship at Wurlitzer Foundation, I woke assailed … Read More

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