We’re marching for you, too

We’re marching for you, too

First – I agree. I agree that there is no place for violent protests or destruction of property. The violence that happened on inauguration day 2017 was carried out by fringe groups – a TINY percentage of the protests that happened. That is their tactic. I...
For You Men Feeling Targeted

For You Men Feeling Targeted

I wrote this morning to a man sitting in some pain and confusion. I feel it also. Maybe this will resonate for you. If you’re a man with some of my out-facing characteristics, it may be easy to feel like a target right now, even with those we care for and are...
Dan Phillips – Houses from ‘Rubbish’

Dan Phillips – Houses from ‘Rubbish’

Stand up. Turn around. Make the guy speaking at the front of the room really uncomfortable. Go against the flow. Dan Phillips takes what others consider to be ‘rubbish’ and turns it into houses. “It takes nerve to dive into the primal parts of...
How to make an environmentally-friendly house on a tight budget

How to make an environmentally-friendly house on a tight budget

GUEST POST: Cynthia Booth writes for the architecture career opportunities blog. It’s a nonprofit internet site dedicated to offer help for young architects who need resources for their careers. With this she would like to raise the consideration on eco-friendly...
Empathy … the human evolution

Empathy … the human evolution

In this fantastic TED talk – Jeremy Rifkin talks about the research and reality of empathy … something not always seen in today’s society, but present at the very core of our beings from birth. One of the powerful questions that arose for me after...

Cultivating the Future

Here is something to consider – planting food is the most radical act of change and protest that you can take in an age of pure consumption. To produce the basic necessities of life, in your own space, liberates a very old archetypal pathway in the human soul...

the West is the Foundation, not the Pinnacle.

How do we slow population growth? EDUCATE and ENRICH the poorest people in the world until family planning becomes the norm and family sizes decrease. That’s it. It’s simple. As long as we continue to have 2 billion people in the world struggling to...

Versatility in Space, Big things in small boxes

This is a brilliant use of space by an architect in Hong Kong. As time goes by and resources get more scarce – I suspect that even those of us living in the big ‘ol USA will begin to realize the value and efficiency of small spaces. By reducing our...

Gaming our way into a brighter future

Jane McGonigal thinks that gaming is going to help us save the planet – and I think she’s right. “Instead of providing gamers with better and more immersive alternatives to reality, I want all of us to be become responsible for providing the world...