Toward planetary sanity
You may have seen Ripples at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. It’s a black-and-white booklet published seasonally and filled with poetry, photographs and essays about personal empowerment and ecological sustainability. Each issue is like a healthy dose of mountain air, a warm cup of peppermint tea and a hug from your mom. The pages impart health, connection and hope. The man behind Ripples, and its accompanying ecological activism organization, Daily Acts, is Trathen Heckman. A one-time professional snowboarder and software engineer, Heckman’s current mission is to “compost apathy and uncover more of the bits of bliss in how we live.” Heckman will travel from his home in Sonoma County to speak at the Sacramento Poetry Center on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The center is located at 1631 K Street. Call (916) 441-7395 for more information.