Spring Inspiration: A Compendium of Music, Literature, Art, Science, Poetry, and Philosophy Sparking Ideas and Grounding Presence
What We’re Listening To: Podcasts
Open Air Humans
Our award-winning documentary filmmaking friends over at Credo Nonfiction have just launched a deeply engaging new podcast series called Open Air Humans. Host Jesse Roesler nurtures deep-dive conversations with explorers, park rangers, botanists, doctors, foragers, chefs, and more about what it means to be a human truly rooted in the nature of our nature.
What We’re Listening To: New Music
Earth Dreaming: Entering the Space Between Stories
Earth Dreaming is a full-length multi-genre album (deep house, melodic techno, drum and bass, ambient, and experimental) from our very own Travis! Want to move your body? Like, REALLY move your body? Then this one is for you – turn it up, tune into your senses, and notice what rhythms resonate with you.
What We’re Listening To: Old Favorites
Wasp Star (Apple Venus, Vol. 2)
”The Wheel and the Maypole”
The Wheel and the Maypole is a joyous frolic with complex melodic shifts and spins, relating the ancient Maypole dance to the meaning of life and the cyclical nature of Everything. If you want to visit the entire Celtic Wheel of the Year in song, XTC’s Apple Venus Vol. 1 is well-worth the listen.
What We’re Reading: Books
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make our Worlds, Change our Minds, & Shape our Futures
Travis is on his second read-through of the awe-inducing Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change our Minds, & Shape our Futures by biologist Merlin Sheldrake (Leigha is only halfway through her first read), and we’re reveling in deep conversations about the intricacies and intimacies of our lives in relation to and in cooperation with mycelial networks.
What We’re Reading: Magazines
Robin Wall Kimmerer
“Ancient Green: Moss, Climate, and Deep Time”
Nature has seen it all. And Nature has answers to all of our most pressing issues, if only we would listen. If moss could speak in a way humans could understand, here’s what they’d tell us about living well.