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Another new WordPress, for a local climate conference

Climate Smart & Climate Ready is a conference coming up in Ithaca, New York, April 18-21. Thanks to Sustainable Tompkins for bringing us in to help out with the WordPress! We built this quick WP using the responsive, mobile-friendly Twenty Twelve theme. Click here to register for the Conference and click here to check out […]

Where has all the blogging gone?

We’re blogging elsewhere and haven’t been updating this one much! Here’s where to find the action: Sustainability: Empowered: Power from the People Animal rights: Living a Vegan Life in Ithaca Economic justice and sharing culture: Share Tompkins

Is Occupy Sandy our future?

Photo: Occupy Sandy Distribution Center by Jeremy Zilar I’m up early, at 3 today! (We’ve been going to bed super early.) This morning I read an article about people organizing spontaneous relief efforts in the wake of Sandy. The article is great, so inspiring – please give it a read. But then in the comments, […]

This Week’s Creation and Destruction Report

A lot of things have broken lately – our car, twice, on our way back from a roadtrip, and our plumbing (thank you Drain Brain!!), and Shira’s computer, which is headed into the shop tomorrow for some diagnostics. Our site (and our email) were down earlier this week due to our wonderful host, May First, […]

7 books scored at dollar-a-bag day at the Friends of the Library Book Sale

Here in Ithaca, there are a lot of smart people with good taste in books. So, the donations that end up at the Friends of the Library Book Sale are generally pretty awesome. This year we went on the day toward the very end where you can fill up a whole plastic bag with books […]

Video for Earthdance Ithaca 2012

In September, I had the pleasure of attending Earthdance Ithaca and making a video of the event’s highlights. Despite the rain, it was pretty magical and full of amazing performances and workshops. The video includes highlights from the opening address by famed local activist Dorothy Cotton and the Global Peace Prayer, which united people around […]

Two Good Big-Picture Docs

This week I’ve watched two good documentaries about the big picture – where we’re headed right now. One of them focuses on debt, the other on technological “progress” run amok. Both are well worth a watch (and are available on instant play, on Netflix). And both are based on books, which I imagine are also […]

Buckminster, you make my life so much Fuller!

On Saturday, September 29th, Ari and I had the pleasure of attending a “live documentary” at Cornell Cinema called the The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. With live commentary by director Sam Green and featuring a score performed live by Yo La Tengo, we were amazed that the tickets were only $20. We’ve been […]

Things our house and land have taught us

We moved to our new place a little over a year ago now. I keep thinking of this thing Ed Begley said, something along the lines of, “A house is like a ship. You have to keep the ship running.” I heard those words back when we were living in Bushwick, Brooklyn, living in a […]

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