Archive for "Feb 2014"

The True Cost of Food

Honest discussions about the future reveal daunting challenges. A reoccurring theme that everyone from the President of the United States of America, the pope, and occasionally even wall street bankers agree on is that the economic system we have in place often does not account for the true value of goods and services. This leads […]

Sunday Haiku

a star casts a shadow of neutrinos on the earth just to say farewell   a supernova arrives holding the echos of the moon and earth   Janus tilts his faces February’s denial of spring forged in the arctic Haiku contributed from Nite Rote.

The Balloon Highline

“I crossed, I crossed!” “How many seconds?” “3”

Ashes and Snow

Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow is a film about people and animals that evokes a poetic fantasy world where some boundaries dissolve.

Space and the Stature of Man

Hannah Ardent’s 1963 essay on The Conquest of Space and the Stature of Man is a bit dated and a bit timeless… “Has man’s conquest of space increased or diminished his stature?” The question raised is addressed to the layman, not the scientist, and it is inspired by the humanist’s concern with man, as distinguished […]