About

Kenn Orphan is an artist, writer, radical nature lover, weary but committed activist and hospice social worker. The intent of his blog is to bear witness to the dire events unfolding around us without any pretense of false hope; and to share insights and reflections through the transformative lens of solidarity. He writes about art and culture, socio-economic injustice, geopolitical issues and the existential threats we collectively face from corporate capitalism, the war industry, climate change and an ever imperiled biosphere. His work focuses on the desperate need for a global paradigm shift that fosters compassion for and solidarity with the suffering of humanity and the countless other species with whom we share this precious planet.

 

 

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14 thoughts on “About

  1. pdxwiz

    I love the phrase “weary but committed activist”. I believe that exactly expresses what so many of us “of a certain age” are feeling these days. DId I honestly believe that I had DONE all my marching and protesting back in the 60’s and 70’s? I think I really felt that I earned this respite called retirement but I see now that our experienced lives and voices are more needed now than ever before if only to inform by exemplar the behavior and outrage that every succeeding generation MUST aspire to. That still does not make me not tired.

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  2. Mel Strawn

    Ken,

    I’ve come to enjoy your offerings/blog–and have commented I believe once or twice. A question: Do you accept “posts” to share on your blog…by way of a “comment”? For instance, I have, like you, written quite a bit on topics consistent with your concerns. Most recently a short review-with-considerations of E.O.Wilson’s newest book, Half- Earth. (I am an artist, writer and Prof Emeritus,University of Denver. Also founder of a 350.org chapter in Central Colorado; My writings/posts/comments are independent of that, however.)

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  3. feyindie

    Thank you for your insightful essay. It is full of inescapable truths that our society chooses to willfully deny. I will be reading your work with interest in the future and sharing it too.

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