Contemporary artist, John Andro Avendańo is continually working on making art, and showing his work in art festivals and galleries in Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, Seattle, New York City, and selling to collectors around the world who have connected with his unique vision.
Despite our very different experiences, every one of us is compromised by the effects of climate change. At some point won't we all see that we're aligned in a common cause?
Watching the waves spill onto the beach in Clatsop County, Oregon, it's easy to forget that the nearby houses are doomed. The Pacific waters are frigid blue. The beaches run inland from white sand to tough, salt-sprayed grass. It's too peaceful to envision disaster.
Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.
I hope a day may come when you decide to hold onto that happiness longer. And instead of tucking the dream back in your pocket, you release it out to the world. It is then, in this moment that the fun begins.
One item the University of Washington has never been short of is master plans for its landscape.
The two photographs below say both simple and remarkable things about how urban residents interact with each other, and the streets around them.
"I always wonder why people are not comfortable with Indian food," frets Richa Hingle. "It's so delicious." It's richly spiced, deeply nuanced, and above all, slow. "Indian food is about slow and patient."
While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.
When Daniel Malone said to me: "We don't use the term 'wet housing.' We use the term 'housing' because in housing people get to do what they want to do." something just clicked it made so much sense!
Before you celebrate the red, white, and blue on July 4th, why not take a quick trip across the border to celebrate Canada Day on July 1 with our neighbors to the north?
There was this moment yesterday, when Facebook turned into a sea of rainbows. When the White House turned the color of Pride. When the Gay Men's Chorus sang The National Anthem in front of the Supreme Court after the ruling and people around this country cheered and cried together.
As one of the most livable cities in America rapidly becomes livable only to those with six-figure incomes, this question is fast gaining ground.
Tent encampments are increasing across America. There is no community, rural or urban, that is immune from homelessness and tent encampments. Directly and indirectly, tent cities effect you!
Thanks to Judy Blume for her words of wisdom (and wit) about writing that she shared with me.
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