Here’s a fascinating TED talk by Stefano Mancuso, a founder of the study of plant “neurobiology”, which explores how plants communicate, or “signal,” with each other, using a complex internal analysis system to find nutrients, spread their species and even defend themselves against predators.
Brave New Prayers by Hunter Reynolds
Here’s the blurb that I wrote for Hunter’s fantastic book:
Hunter Reynolds’ Brave New Prayers is the single best collection of prayers I’ve ever found. And by best, I mean holiest, rowdiest, truest, and most intimately aligned with the tricky nature of the Divine Wow. I’m keeping his book beneath my pillow, sandwiched between Rumi and Hafiz, so I can soak up its tonic effervescence while I dream.
In Britain, otters were on the verge of extinction 30 years ago. They have made an amazing comeback, and are now almost everywhere.