Monthly Archives: June 2015

In Search of my Sub-Station

Find the dial that turns up the voltage, just a notch. Or strike it with lightning, to shock it out of its banality. Can you make that kind of lightning, or, like actual lightning, is it solely an act of nature?

Posted in Energy & Sustainability, General Commentary

Marriage Equality is the Law of the Land—FINALLY!

Thank you, Justice Kennedy for your beautiful opinion, and the other four Justices who added their names. And thank you, President Obama, for being consistent in your support since the day you announced that your thinking had evolved on this issue.

Posted in Activism, Democracy, General Commentary, Politics, Social and Economic Justice, Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,

Still an Activist at 100: Arky Markham

Arky walked to the stage under her own power and shot back one-liner after one-liner during several of the speakers’ remarks. One of the speakers, I think Rep. Kocot, remarked that Arky always showed us the right path. Arky immediately zinged, “the left path.”

Posted in Activism, Demographics/Psychographics, People Helping People, Protests and Crackdowns Tagged with: , , , , ,

Why the TPP is Worse Than Mystery Meat

We don’t know the precise reach of the agreement because ordinary citizens haven’t seen it. Even Congressional opponents were prohibited from taking notes when they looked at it, and “cleared advisors” who’ve seen it have been legally prohibited from talking specifics.

Posted in Activism, Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Democracy, Ethics in Government, Ethics-International, General Commentary, Politics, propaganda, Protests and Crackdowns, Social and Economic Justice, Transparency vs. Secrecy Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

The Art of Book Marketing in the Modern Era

Forget about the cover! Now people are judging a book by its trailer. The only type of media that outperforms images online is video. Visualize the reading experience by creating a compelling video.

Posted in Marketing Techniques and Philosophies Tagged with: , , , ,

Was Gaudí a Biomimicry Pioneer?

The exterior is almost like it was done by an out-of-control cake decorator with a compulsion to sculpt every available surface; the interior is serene and calm, yet soaring and spiritually uplifting. It feels almost like some of the great mosques in Istanbul.

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Eco-friendly, Environment, General Commentary, localism/locavore Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

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