January 2, 2006I can't remember exactly when I met Ben but it was at Burning Man 2002 (I think). Since then, our paths have crossed sporadically. One time he was dancing joyously a Halloween party. Another time jumping tall art sculptures (again at BM) in a single bound. I seem to ricochet past him in life (he's moving far too fast to meet him otherwise) and it always puts a smile on my face when I do. Carry on the love Ben!
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the NYTimes piece pasted below got me thinking about our community's dedication to super-optimistic abundance...Wed, September 24, 2008 - 4:40 PM permalink - 1 comment
i think the author is both right and wrong...right to caution people about empty, selfish optimism....wrong to discount the radical power of optimism to help us conceive previously unthinkable possibilities...
but i'm still not clear what i believe yet...(in one of my alternate universes, i'd like to go back to school for economics and help re-engineer the whole system)...
i... read more
www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/0...ment-70930Thu, February 7, 2008 - 4:33 AM permalink - 0 comments
a fun thought experiment...
lightweight free public cars that turn into elevated streetlamps at night...solar/hydrogen powered, of course...
just walk up, swipe your ID, and the car lowers, and its GPS guidance system whisks you away...
like zipcar meets free google bikes (from burningman)...
where could this work?
how about in abu dhabi, in norman foster's new eco city!
http:... read more
US citizens will not have to drive less or read in the dark to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but they will have to buy more efficient cars and appliances, a report from two business groups said on Thursday.Mon, December 3, 2007 - 12:58 AM permalink - 0 comments
and now the icky news:
If the warm, wet tropical climate is spreading poleward, the dry subtropic climate may head for the poles too.
Those dry subtropical bands could include some of the most heavily popula... read more
Wow...Mon, November 12, 2007 - 11:07 AM permalink - 0 comments
The rice and beans myth is like a bad chain email about a little girl with cancer who will save sesame street if bill gates forwards his bank account number to the deputy finance minister of a small African nation!
Beans, rice, whatever...MOST PLANT FOODS ARE COMPLETE AS THEY ARE!
"With three important exceptions, there is little danger of protein deficiency in a plant food diet. The exceptions are diets very heavily dep... read more
don't miss cinnamon twyst and co doing a roundup (not the M0ns@nt0 kind) of all the grooviest on the green fringe!Sun, November 11, 2007 - 6:06 AM permalink - 0 comments
also, bone up on these reports:
redesigning open space in LA
(will it be creating a new Central Park? or will it be a grass-roots greening of rooftops and alleyways?)
farmlab.org/2007/11/open...mmit-draws... read more
Salted, Dead Soil Transformed to Living Gaian Flesh, Rich with Nutrients and Life!Sun, November 11, 2007 - 1:31 AM permalink - 1 comment
See how it was done on one farm in Jordan:
The techniques in this video are very similar to the techniques used on Essential Living Foods farm in Topara, Peru...
There, instead of using swales, they have cachement reservoirs built into the hillsides surrounding the valley...the entire farm is watered using gravity alone! Every... read more