Anyone who has attended my lectures knows that I am a strong advocate for getting out and seeing the world. If you ever need any inspiration to do just that, I recommend picking up a copy of Once While Traveling. It is the story of the adventurous minds behind the indisputable masters of the guidebook, Lonely Planet. It’s at once a global adventure as well as a wild ride along the ups and downs of building a business with the most unlikely of entrepreneurs. Good reading. I highly recommend it.
The water has been off for two days now. We woke up in the beautiful country house we are staying in, surrounded by tropical forests and the cacophony of early morning rooster crows to find that the faucet at the sink was hissing air and nothing more. We planned to be gone all day and hoped for running water on our return. Later, when the kids came back from a long day at the beach expecting showers to wash off that mix of sunscreen and caked-on sand, there was still nothing flowing. First world problem, right? Continue reading
This is the short video I have been looking for to address food sovereignty, corporate consolidation and the role of women in our future food security. It’s all here. Take a look…
Winter of 2013, I am living in a small mountain town in California. It’s a progressive kind of place, a place full of artists and misfits and lovers of nature. I was standing in line at my local post office, the type where everyone who is waiting knows something about who everyone else is, and the clerk knows your first name and grabs your 2 year old over the counter to give her a squeeze. I’ll never forget the day that an acquaintance stopped me in that line and asked about my wife’s pregnancy. The usual stuff. Are you excited? Are you ready? Have you chosen a name? And then, do you know the gender? Yes, I said, and then volunteered, “it’s a girl.”
“Oh, I’m sorry” Continue reading
I am a big fan of the Story of Stuff Project and have been using it as material to share with students for years now. There are a variety of spinoff videos produced by the same group. This one address microplastics, which we are going to be hearing more and more about as we continue to assess their impacts.
Available on Netflix beginning this Friday, the 14th. I’m looking forward to it.
This excellent video highlights the efforts of a new generation of people practicing agriculture sustainably. If it interests you, check out the National Young Farmers Coalition.