Writing for the summer issue is confusing for me now that we are a quarterly, with deadlines three to four months in advance. I’m writing this at the beginning of March for you to read in July, August, and September! On one hand, I want to encourage you to take time this summer to experience with radical amazement the beauty of our planet and its amazing ability to renew its verdure. I look forward to rolling in the grass, visiting the nearby California redwoods, and indulging in the magnificence of Big Sur and the Pacific. Yet at the same time, I want to invite you to participate in the September ritual of repentance and atonement for the way we and our societies have been inadequately attentive to the needs of the powerless and have instead made peace with policies that ignore or even...

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