Riding horses with my brothers and sister through the Cook County Forest Preserves near our home as a kid, I never gave them a second thought. They were just there providing a great place not only for riding, but also for hiking and fishing as well. I’m sorry to admit, until I saw Suzanne Simard’s June 2016 TED talk How trees talk to each other I still had no idea of the amazing story of life that takes place right there under our feet. Simard is a Canadian ecologist who has study forests for 30 years. Thanks for a great meditation Suzanne.
Dan O’Donnell, a layman has covenanted with the Chicago Community. In addition to the standard covenant, Dan promises to work at connecting all partners known and unknown, to a conscious following the the way of Jesus, the way of the cross which Dan believes transforms all failure, democratizing the human journey