Read my August 20 opinion piece in The Monterey Herald about why history doesn't have to repeat itself as the Soberanes Fire burns towards Tassajara. Photo by Mako Voelkel … [Read more...]
Soberanes Fire, August 6, 2016 Update
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West Coast Live Saturday, Jan 19th!
UPDATE: Listen to the broadcast: West Coast Live 19 January 2013. The first few minutes are missing. Sedge started the interview by asking me about the human need to control wildfire and the notion that in Zen, you "let things be." I said that the residents of Tassajara didn't try to control the fire, they guided it, met it, befriended it. Sedge: Those are not USFS firefighting terms. Me: No, they're not, these are Zen monks. Sedge: They don't get into suppression... Me: Or opposition or enmity. Their idea was: Fire belongs here. The forest needs fire. We live here, with … [Read more...]