Plastic In Oceans Expected To Triple

By | 2018-04-14T02:30:19+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

The amount of plastic in the oceans is expected to triple in just ten years, a government report warns today. This key environmental problem risks being ‘out of sight, out of mind’ with more known about the surface of Mars and the Moon than the deep sea bed, it added. Read more: http://www.dailymail [...]

Easter Egg Manufacturers Using Too Much Plastic

By | 2018-04-14T02:31:17+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, urged manufacturers to eliminate plastic in next year’s eggs to protect marine life. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5563435/How-swallow-114-pieces-plastic-meal.html#ixzz5CVnquMEv [...]

A Seasoned Perspective

By | 2017-07-12T00:11:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

I’ve seen my share of springs. They rise, crisp and wet, glistening with actual and metaphorical sunshine, gray and white giving way to ever-bolder green. They bubble and refresh, each element of the earth scraping away its detritus, awaking from slumber. Then, when our patience begins to wane, when [...]

Tipping Points

By | 2017-07-12T00:11:01+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Anyone who’s watched a huge, carefully constructed domino palace fall into a pile of disjointed plastic knows it’s true: it is easier to destroy than to create. If we’re honest, we know it can also provide a certain rush. Just watch this video if you have any doubts. It’s shows 128,000 dominoes fall [...]

Asking the Right Question

By | 2017-07-12T00:11:01+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

We are creatures of habit. When something works, we tend to stick with it until it doesn’t anymore, often even ignoring better alternatives when they come along. Sometimes it’s for reasons of nostalgia, or just a perfectly normal resistance to planned obsolescence. Maybe we stick with an old cell ph [...]

A Thoreau Review

By | 2017-07-12T00:11:01+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

Simplify, Simplify. --Henry David Thoreau Innovation and invention, and, perhaps more importantly, reinvention, are iterative processes. We all observe that, whether we acknowledge it or not. We’d all be disappointed if the automobile stopped advancing with the Model T. In fact, the first generation [...]

Detour Ahead

By | 2017-07-12T00:11:02+00:00 October 13th, 2016|

Sometimes people are not very good at long-term thinking. Many of us, as individuals, have gotten better at it. But, as a species, we’re really built more for avoiding bears than avoiding bear markets. And why not? For most of our history, we simply haven’t stayed around long enough for long-term to [...]