I think most of us have experienced that odd phenomena when, for example, you keep seeing the same number again and again, on the clock, in a document, on a sign. Or when you are seriously contemplating a major life change only to find a door swings wide open for the taking. Or when you read in the morning news about a…

Environmentalist. Tree hugger. Greenie. Unfortunately, these terms often denote images of self-righteous, hypocritical idealists whose crazy ideas for living in harmony with the Earth can cause eye rolls among those within ear shot. I went to Urban Dictionary to find out what they say about “environmentalist” and found…

My last blog discussed the concept of “organizational structure”—the typical hierarchical structure of organizations and corporations that many of us are familiar with in our professional lives. Organizational structures are not limited to our jobs, though. Families have organizational structures. Sports teams have org…

I ask you to bear with me today  as I utilize a bit of business terminology and concepts to help convey a notion about our Earth, and to get us thinking a bit differently. As we know, people tend to organize themselves in ways that will help them to prosper in whatever endeavor they have identified as their goal: commi…

Not long ago, I was heading into town from my rural home in Central Illinois, traveling down a country road I’d driven many times before. A clear day, colors were ablaze, images crisp, and an energy hung in the air with the hope and warmth of Spring. I am in corn country. The crisp distinction between the rich, black s…

Since childhood, nature has been quietly but persistently whispering in my ear. She talks to me everywhere — in a quiet moment in the woods when four squirrels are playfully chasing one another over the log, up the tree, through the branches; on a cold January afternoon, as the snow blankets the Earth, wrapping every c…

Ecofluent was inspired by Albert Einstein, Galileo, and many others who demonstrated fundamental truths before we were ready to accept or understand them—and illustrated the power of the human mind to seek out truth, grasp complex notions, create solutions, and make what might first appear to be impossible, possible. A…