Deep Dreaming on Qikiqtaruk: Dan Henry,

Come Out Gentle Voice: Martha Demientieff,

Profligate: Jean Anderson,

A Politics Appropriate to Place: Don Snow,

God Talks to His Cronies: Gary Holthaus,

“…Changes in our journal–in appearance, in the image we present–have prompted us to muse about what is real and what is imagined in the human experience. We are reminded of how difficult it is to find where truth lies. We live in a country and in a time dominated by relative values rather than principles of faith or reason, yet we find ourselves and our neighbors full of passionate conviction about various issues ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. If pressed, we might argue that our position is based on an obvious truth or, more likely, that nothing can be proved because one opinion is as valid as another. But such responses leave something to be desired; they feel inadequate, incomplete…

So, then, what are we to do? How should we behave as individuals and as members of our various communities of association and interest? Expanding our knowledge when we so seldom use information wisely seems pointless. But we are reminded by T.S. Eliot that

We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.

At the Island Institute, we take Eliot seriously and want to understand what it might mean to ‘know our place for the first time’…”