Inspired by the novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Mural by @leaver.taker

From the beginning, when Daniel began hearing from readers of Ishmael the number one question asked was “What can I do to help save the world?” Daniel’s answer was always, “Do what you can, where you are.”

That’s what this section is about–people we’ve heard about who use their unique gifts, inspired by their reading of Ishmael or the succeeding books, and do what they can where they are. The stories here are just the few that we happen to know.

But there are many, many, many more. If you have a story you’d like to share about how you were inspired by Ishmael, or any of Daniel’s books, please tell us about it.


My friend #danielquinn died a few months ago. I talked to him a month before he died. He was finishing his final writing called the 6th extinction.

Climate crisis and high population is pushing humans and animals (same thing) towards a massive die off in a perfectly ordinary way. This subject matter is heavy for me. It’s hard to face how out of balance most of us humans are.

I do my best, in my way to face it and discuss it. Once you see it you can’t unsee it. Once you learn it you can’t unlearn it.