This is something I have been thinking about constantly the past month. “Creative” is a term that immediately gets associated with artistic things, and it has a connotation of being craftsy, and maybe a bit trivial. You’re creative if you like switching fonts, if you arrange flowers, if you pay attention to the appearance of… Continue reading being creative
I found out about Han Han a while ago and I just love him. You can read about him here, in the Time’s article by Simon Elegant, but the article is frankly quite superficial, and the Wikipedia entry is not much better. The best article I read about Han Han was from a Chinese website,… Continue reading Han Han
I just found out tonight that one of my favorite artists, Dan Eldon went to PCC in 1988! How cool is that? You should all read his biography. This guy is a real inspiration. He grew up in Kenya, pursued his schooling all over the US and London (after PCC he went to UCLA, Iowa… Continue reading Dan Eldon (former PCC student, holla!)
This…This is a initiative imbued with inspiration. A number of years ago, Jeroo Billimoria made news with Childline, her initiative to link and connect India’s nearly 50 million street children. In Mumbai, she developed this toll-free number, operated by the kids, that allowed them to report abuses anonymously, obtain police and health care assistance. Linking,… Continue reading reaching out to the disenfranchized
Buying stuff in America is a way of life, it is an end unto itself, it’s a sort of hobby, and it’s hard, if not impossible to acclimate to. The whole economy rests on it, and it’s an ever-present pressure to purchase. It’s the Purchasing Power Pressure, not Parity. I’ve actually started finding it difficult… Continue reading saying no to consumerism
I think recycling is fascinating. I never knew what recycling was until I was in college sometime. I can’t remember when I first heard about it, and then the word had to grow in clarity for me. “RECYCLING”, it wasn’t familiar, and I hadn’t heard it used before…in Congo we just threw everything out. There… Continue reading recycling anyone?
The city of Lyon in France just put a few hundred bikes out for its citizen’s use. The shiny brand-new bikes are tied to posts and available for trips through the city, as you can pick them up and drop them off at various hubs. The first half-hour is free and the yearly subscription costs… Continue reading city bicycles