4 Books for Climate Hope
**Note: I “read” all of these books via their audiobook form, through the library app Libby.
Using a library card, you have access to the entire digital collection of the library. Smaller libraries have generally formed consortiums with other libraries, so they have extensive collections, sometimes bigger than major city libraries. You’ve already funded libraries, use them!
Regeneration by Paul Hawken
This book lists and explains dozens of climate solutions that regenerate the planet. It’s the most hopeful and practical book for addressing the climate crisis. The audio book has several narrators.
All We Can Save by a lot of women, Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
Each chapter of this book is written by a different expert, and they all are women. This book touches on climate justice more than most, and it’s perspectives are fresh and welcome. Plus Julia Louis-Dreyfus reads some of the chapters in the audio book. It’s fantastic.
To Speak for the Trees - Diana Beresford-Kroeger
This book is a memoir, but also reminds us of the wonder of nature. The author shares insights and benefits of trees that we are only beginning to understand in modern medicine.
The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary by Clark Strand, Perdita Finn
It’s a beautiful book that is medicine for the soul. The authors feel the pressure of climate change, and find that turning to the divine feminine and all of her forms brings peace to anyone troubled by our times. The audio book is read by the authors and their daughter.
When somebody steals $xxx,xxx from you…
January 15th, 2023
I feel betrayed and conned.
I trusted Jeff to run a charter business with my catamaran. We had known him since Q4 in Gulfport. We built a website and collaborated on charter packages and names of adventures.
They were supposed to put a deposit down on the catamaran, when they sold their monohull sailboat. Turns out they sold their boat in the summer and had been lying to us.
Payment was due mid-December: no payment. We had been in contact with them every few days, then nothing.
They went silent. We got worried.
Then we found out they had sailed my catamaran to the Bahamas, without my permission!
We poked around on Facebook: they had been lying to us and the boating community for months.
I went to the Bahamas to get my boat back. They said I had no right to be on the boat. It’s my boat, registered with the US Coast Guard.
We’re still working to get my catamaran back. Most of my money is tied up in it. We were going to use their payment to get my mom into a better housing situation.
I worked hard to get the money to purchase this catamaran, and to turn it into a business. They took advantage of me and my situation.
My father died suddenly in September. I was back in Michigan, cleaning out 120 bags of trash from the house over a few weeks… that’s when they were planning and making moves to take my catamaran.
It feels personal. I trusted Jeff.
Stay in touch. I send out an email once in awhile.