“The Green New Deal (with a Touch of Gray)” with Mick Smyer, PhD, Founder of The Graying Green Project

Mick Smyer, PhD, is a Professor of psychology at Bucknell University and the Founder of The Graying Green Project promoting intergenerational dialogue on climate change. He also plays a badass washboard! Listen to the end of our talk on how the generations see climate change differently to hear him play a bit of the Black & Blue Blues, plus me opining on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal.

One Conscious Breath

Like a puppy that keeps straying off, my mind wanders terribly. I must chase it down again and again from the hinterlands of my worries and anxieties, my plans, regrets, hopes and intentions, and everything else that occupies my over-active monkey brain, even in my sleep.

What Bones Teach Us

Deep inside the crypt one finds three skeletons in repose, still clothed in their monks robes. Between them is a placard written in five languages. It reads: “What you are now, we used to be. What we are now, you will be.”

Mom the Christmas Tree

It’s as if all the lights on the tree have gone out save one ~ the brilliant angel at the top. From that one light I can still see the dim outline of our tree, still full, still alive, with its many decorations, the experiences of a lifetime, all still there, glowing like ghosts in the fading light.

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