Nature and Disconnect

Stories and Culture

So much of the news we read today is about disconnection.

Loneliness as a symptom of our modern dependence on technology, coupled with disconnection from our communities. Political leaders making policy decisions though they are disconnected from the realities of the majority of their populations. International aid organizations disconnected from the cultures of the people they serve. Teenagers disconnected from their parents, students disconnected from their teachers.

We Killed the Goat in Izbişte

Stories and Culture

If there’s anything I regret, it’s that I hadn’t experienced this before now.


They had done it 2 times before, and from their tales I expected splashes of blood and post-kill grief. The first time they did it, they didn’t know what to feel; they were swinging between tears and laughter; it was an emotional gutting.