NONFICTION: A Natural InclinationBy Brian Sholis
Early 20th century environmentalist Aldo Leopold once wrote: A thing is right only when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the community; and the community includes the soil, waters, fauna and flora, as well as the people.
NONFICTION: Community CenteringBy Brian Sholis
Rebecca Solnit agrees with one aspect of commonplace thinking about disasters: once a hurricanes winds subside, an earthquakes upheavals abate, or an explosions concussive force dissipates, the trouble is far from over. But the premise of Solnits forceful new book, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster, is that nearly everything else we are told about the aftermath of such events is wrong.