Category Archives: Culture
Franz Schreier is aiming to change the world. Nothing less. He visited Portland Purple Water tonight and gave a talk on par with the best TED talks. His basic premise is that much of the world’s food production depends heavily … Continue reading
I live in the suburbs. And, in addition to living on my tract of land, I’m cultivating it. So that seems to make it a homestead…A sub urban homestead. If I lived in an urban area, I’d have an urban … Continue reading
…or so President Ahmadinejad claims. How could it not be when the government shoots and kills people in the street? This is not acceptable.
Following up on the protest at Fowler last week, The Oregonian has a front page article today describing one of the teachers being laid off from Fowler. Both Mr. Rice and his wife are educators and represent a large part … Continue reading
School’s out for the day and I’ve just heard that today a bunch of students at our local middle school staged a walk-out over education funding cuts. Good for them! These kids need to do more…organize demonstrations, contact their state … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking for some time of rigging myself something to nestle a coffee holding vessel somewhere on my scooter. Corazzo seems to make good products (though I bought a larger fancier Italian lap blanket instead of theirs) and this … Continue reading
…or mention of his Pattern Recognition anyway, today in the form of a recommended summer/beach reading. Especially after going to OSCON last week and seeing that practically everybody is using MacBook’s these days and also at the same time hearing … Continue reading
My mom’s been working at libraries on and off for a really long time now. Not too surprisingly she somehow stumbled onto this cool artist, Jim Rosenau. He makes a variety of arty things from books.
Boingboing’s linked an LATimes article on the subject of Guerrilla Gardening. Individual property rights are always bumping up against the good of the collective society. There usually aren’t many people standing up for the latter and those that do aren’t … Continue reading