Posts from the ‘The Long View’ category

Salmon spawn in East Vancouver?

The other day–I can’t recall where–I read a story about salmon spawning in East Vancouver. It turns out that they spawn in Still Creek, near the…

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Brother Paul at the Abbey of Gethsemani

In 2009, I had the chance to visit the Abbey of Gethsemani, a still active Cistercian monastery in Kentucky. I was fortunate to have dinner with…

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Three bits of good environmental news

Lately I’ve been listening to the cast recording of “Next to Normal”, a musical I saw this summer in New York. One of the songs begins:…

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Purge Your Apartment of Junk Mail

I’m reading Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff at the moment, and was reminded of the everyday waste that is junk mail. The amount of junk…

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Groupon: The Unlikely Firehose of Luxury

Can we talk about Groupon? I’m struck by how rapidly the meme that is the deal-of-the-day site has spread through our culture. The service is about…

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Let’s Pick Another Kiva Entrepeneur

Last year, we raised a little money on this site, and picked a farmer in Nicaragua (among others) to loan it to. He apparently now co-owns…

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An Overly-Green Bathroom

I’ve been doing a lot of on-site work at a client’s office this year. I’ve been holed-up in a kind of satellite office, which has a…

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Single Serving Site Idea: Foamy Latte Problems

A couple of years ago, I was having lunch with a friend. After we finished, he ordered a latte. When it arrived, he examined it and…

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