Medium Short: Reframus ad Infinitum

Weekly reminder that whenever I think I’m there, I know I’m not

B. Lorraine Smith
5 min readJun 9, 2023
Beautiful old buildings. Toxic runoff pathways. Cars favoured over tortured trees. (Photo by me | Montréal, June 2023)

Welcome to the latest Medium Short, a weekly accountability practice highlighting what I’m up to along the unmarked trail towards #IndustrialHealing. Reminder: all my Medium articles are linked for free here.

June 2023 has an uncanny texture to it. This uncanniness is not for me to resist. I’ll use a simple list for this week’s recap, lest I tumble into a cosmic wormhole and never hit publish.

  • I’ve been disturbed by stories about the “wild” fires whose smoke I’ve been breathing in this week. I avoid mainstream “news” (since it’s neither new nor news, and it’s not flowing where I want to go). But even voices whom I deeply respect such as Paul Greenberg are putting things in terms that need reframing…
  • … so I chimed in about what is not wild, and where we have alternatives in our relationship to forests, with this response to the esteemed author…

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B. Lorraine Smith

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/