Peter Lagerwey became the City of Seattle’s bike transportation planner in 1984, at a time when few cities had such positions. He quickly discovered that others expected his office to champion a few trophy trail projects and to leave the rest of the city’s car-centric transportation network unchanged. Achieving deeper systemic change, he realized, would […]
Jonathan Hiskes considers habits of numbness and rest and his love for Frac.
Jonathan Hiskes grapples with parental anger amid the tedium and injustice of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jonathan Hiskes writes that we cannot control the tender moments of a child’s first year—we can only bear witness.
Jonathan Hiskes interviews Norman Wirzba about the possibilities of Sabbath for religious life and environmentalism.
In this interview with The Other Journal, Doug Frank discusses moving away from abusive theology toward a way of life that embraces love and suffering.
Jon Hiskes writes on the athletic failings and musical triumphs of the Chicago Cubs.
Sunday We are on the boat, our family, barreling north into a sea of granite peaks. Before us spreads the gleaming surface of Lake Chelan, a fifty-one-mile gash cutting deep into the Cascade Mountains. To our right, the eastern foothills flow by, sun-browned in the August heat. They lie hulking like knuckles on a fist. […]
This is the story of a wealthy group of students who willingly gave up everything and the one vegan stew that kept them all together.