Virtual Oases, June 3

  • Eve on homesickness: I’m constantly amazed at how much place matters. I long for the landscape of home; I miss it with a kind of desperation I can hardly understand. I miss the brilliant blue sky of the Great Basin Kingdom, the crystal-clear dry air, the way it pushes the enormous white clouds up against the mountains. I miss the way the aspens shift and rustle in the breeze.
  • J. Stapley: “In an interview, Terry Tempest Williams was asked what she meant when she wrote, ‘Perhaps the most radical act we can commit is to stay home.’” Read her explanation and his thoughts on “the cost of diaspora.”


Deborah is K-12 educator who nurtures a healthy interest in reading, writing, running, ethics, mystics, and interfaith dialogue.

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