RNA Newsletter – January 2023

RNA Newsletter – January 2023

Noticing, Appreciating, and Caring At a time when the New England “winter”, so far, has been the warmest of my life, it’s been interesting seeing and experiencing things that had not been seen before – like types of ice that form on grass after rain, and patterns...
The Brush Dances and the Light Sings

The Brush Dances and the Light Sings

The Brush Dances and the Light Sings by John Palka and Yvonne Palka John and Yvonne Palka were biology professors in Seattle until their retirement in the early 2000’s, and they devoted their non-academic lives to artistic encounters with the natural world, John using...
At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth

At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth

At Home On An Unruly Planet by Madeline Ostrander Madeline Ostrander is an environmental journalist. It took her almost a decade to complete her new book At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth. Eight of the chapters of this book are her...
RNA Newsletter – December 2022

RNA Newsletter – December 2022

Friends, Four days a week I go to a little gym, so small I am sometimes the only one there. But most days there is at least one other person, which tends to encourage conversation. I’m amazed at how quickly these conversations turn to matters of basic worldview, which...
RNA Newsletter – November 2022

RNA Newsletter – November 2022

Dear Friends,I hope you enjoy this story of how a song with a religious naturalist message came to be. Forever Coming Home Stories about lost souls struggling to find their ways home abound. In many of the stories the protagonist eventually finds a “key” that opens a...