Letters to the editor

Dear editor, Your front page article on the Tiny Houses was excellent and so exciting to see in the April 2015 issue of The Edge....

Nature Expands My Consciousness

To think, to feel, to be aware of oneself and of that which surrounds us in our daily life -- that is consciousness. It's...

Message from J-Pod Orcas: Humans Heed Our Call

Editor's note: In late July, an orca mother known as Tahlequah (also known as J-35) was observed pushing her dead calf around the waters...

The Present Moments of Nature

Nature is my favorite place to go to spend time in the present moment. It is a place without judgment, worries or demands of...

EarthTalk® | November 2016

Dear EarthTalk: What's the latest in the battle over whether or not to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? The issue seems to...

EarthTalk® October 2017

Dear EarthTalk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming? -- Tom Dell, Bern, NC The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event...

Why Nature is Essential for our Soul

Whether a short walk among trees casting their soft shadows, or more extended treks requiring evolved survival skills, nature nourishes us within so many...

An Ocean Ethos: New Paradigm for the 21st Century

The world has lost its way. The physical and political turmoil we face is symptomatic of a failed system of values unable to support...

New book explores Echinacea, a medicinal plant with roots in Kansas

The medicinal plant Echinacea in flower in its native prairie habitat in the Smoky Hill River breaks, north of Hays. Photo by Kelly Kindscher In February...

EarthTalk® | March 2018

Dear EarthTalk: Can you settle this age-old question for me once and for all: Is it greener to take showers or baths? And how...

Nature as Source

Religion is nothing but the use of power over those who want simple answers. That is a pretty strong statement, but think about it...

Why I Trust Animal Communication: A Feline Love Story

We've all seen them. They give presentations at health and conscious living expos. They rent booths at pet events. They advertise in our local...

The Healing Sounds of Nature

A friend of mine says this time of year is when her ears are happiest because she wakes to the sound of birds singing....

EarthTalk® | August 2019

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any way we could harness the light from bioluminescent organisms for everyday lighting and other practical purposes? -- M. Wilson,...

Your Animal’s Unconditional Love for You

You know that look your dog or cat gives you, the one that drips with acceptance and adoration? Yeah, that's the stuff! Those of...

The Healing Power of Equine Human Connection

On a crisp fall afternoon, I joined 15 people and followed Therapeutic Coach Lisa Kuchinski into a corral with a dozen horses and one...

Connection to Sacred Wild and Urban Nature

When humans return to more-than-human places, we remember our deep-time connection and kinship with all of life. In my own experience as a city...