We are all edible…


“…when an Indian hunter killed a deer or bear or salmon, the death did not signify human domination over nature. Rather, the killing was understood as a gift of food or fur, given by the animal to the man. The salmon or deer allowed the human to kill it, and in accordance with the rules…

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Grace


There is a verse chanted by Zen Buddhists called the “Four Great Vows.” The first line goes: “Sentient beings are numberless, I vow to save them.” Shujo muhen seigando. It’s a bit daunting to announce this intention—aloud—to the universe daily. This vow stalked me for several years and finally pounced: I realized that I had…

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