Raise the Stakes #9: LIVELIER SENSE

Livelier Sense

Circles of Correspondence (Regional Reports)

  • Bill Devall—Deep ecology down under
  • Hesse The Greens—Hessian Greens
  • Caryn Mirriam Goldberg—North American Bioregional Congress Update
  • Nancy Morita—Wild in the city: The Bioregional Mapping of San Francisco


  • Better than “Braving” the Elements, Robert C. Watts, editorial
  • Volcanoes make good neighbors, Robert Curry, interviewed by Peter Berg
  • Whether there is weather or not, Elizabeth Whitney
  • Divining the soul in place, Steven Davison
  • Geomancy: A tawny grammar, Steven Post

The Rocks Along the Coast, Jerry Martien

Weaving Alliances

  • Agriculture & Economics
    Mattole Watershed Salmon Support Group, Petrolia, CA
    Mattole Restoration Council, Whitehorn, CA
    Earthbank Clinton, WA
    Seed Savers’ Exchange/Growers’ Network, Princeton, MO
  • Education
    Genesis Farm, Blairstown, NJ
    Ozark Bundle, Drury, MO
  • Bioregional Groups
    Driftless Bioregional Network, Viroqua, WI
    Galisteo Watershed Association, Laury, NM
  • Planning and Design
    The San Francisco valley planning group, Forrest Knolls, CA
    Dutyville Road association, Garberville, CA
  • Allies and Publications
    The Planning and Conservation League, Sacramento, CA
    Ridge Review, Mendocino, CA
    West Virginia People’s energy network, Burlington, WV

Reviews: Riffs, Reads & Reels
Reviewed by Robert C. Watts

  • Salmon Show & Dirt Show, performed by Bob Carroll

Reviewed by Jeanne Carstensen

  • Katuah and Siskiyou Country

Reviewed by Robert C. Watts

  • The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth, by Roy Andries De Groot

Reviewed by Robert C. Watts

  • In Heaven There Is No Beer?

Planet Drum Pulse
Stakes Raisers and Planet Drum adventures in and out of the office.

Planet Drum Publications
Activities, how to get involved, items for sale and masthead.

Pull Quotes

  • Lew Welch, “The next time there is a warm rain…” (Better than “Braving” the Elements)
  • Dialogue from Casablanca, (Better than “Braving” the Elements)
  • William Blake, “To the eyes of the man of imagination…” (Geomancy: A tawny grammar)


  • Volcano Graphic, Joan Thorton (cover)
  • Victor Hugo Reproduction, (Better than Braving the elements)
  • Glass plate photograph of California’s Mount Lassen in eruption, 1914, (Volcanoes make good neighbors)
  • Nancy von Stoutenburg, North Western USA map, (Volcanoes make good neighbors)
  • Table of Periodic Volcanic Eruptions, (Volcanoes make good neighbors)
  • Ying Yan, David Bunnett, (Whether there’s weather or not!)
  • Odilon Redon reproduction, (Divining the soul in place)
  • Photo 1 (dutch windmill), Jeanne Carstensen, (Geomancy: A tawny grammar)
  • The dragon and the tiger: ideal and real landscape, from The Living Earth Manual of Feng Shui, Steven Skinner, (Geomancy: A tawny grammar)
  • Photo 2 (Golden gate pavilion at Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park), Jeanne Carstensen, (Geomancy: A tawny grammar)
  • “Rising Moon” by Morris Graves (photo by Gaylord. L. Hall)
  • Map of Australia, Judy Goldhaft (Deep ecology down under)
  • The Greens, Hessy, (Hessian Greens)
  • Mimbres pottery design, (NABC Update)
  • Wild in the city poster, Nancy Morita,(Wild in the city, The bioregional mapping of San Francisco)
  • Staff photo, Laura Floyd

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