Liberating Streets: Of bubbles, hobby horses, and tumbling towers

Today Sunday Streets returned to my neighborhood in San Francisco’s Mission District. Sunday Streets is an event organized by the City of San Francisco, MTA, and Livable City that creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities. Or to be more specific, a huge street party for old and young to come out and be human for a dig deeper

When Little People Take Over Big Streets

Yesterday was the kickoff to the 2012 Sunday Streets season in San Francisco, an event that creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities. The opener to what promises to be another glorious season of people-powered streets took place along the Embarcadero, from Mariposa @ 3rd Street at the southern end all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf. We’re dig deeper

Dec 062011
Change

by Sven Eberlein what there is may not be there and what may come has always been what is a rock is tomorrow’s sand your deepest wish buried in your hand the seed you sow may not become the plant envisioned but it will find its way if you water it change eats from the bowl of the past slowly emptying the reservoir of certainty with each spoonful of dwindling prospects remember you’re being nourished dig deeper

Jun 152011

The Fun Theory is a really cool project predicated on the idea that people are more likely to change their behavior if the reward is inspiring and uplifting. Sure, you can threaten and scare people into changing their ways but it’ll be a constant struggle and people will in fact get very creative in resisting and defying you, not even necessarily because they disagree with your message or goal but because nobody likes to be dig deeper

Tuber Creations relaunches

Today is the official launch of the new site!!! No matter where you stand on the state of the planet, there seems to be a consensus that things cannot go on the way they have been. We humans are creatures of habit, and some habits, like a good rhythm, are worth keeping. But there’s also a feeling in the air that something bigger and more fundamental within us has to shift, so that our daily dig deeper

Mar 202011
Trusting Gaia...

by Tracie Nichols In light of last week’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Tracie offers a deeper context of Mama Earth’s readjustments. It seems that we often sleepwalk through our routines, expecting everything to stay the same, according to our human comfort and needs. But really we’re riding on a big cosmic elephant, and sometimes the elephant just stretches or scratches herself, and it’s nothing personal, just the natural flow. My youngest child, who was dig deeper

2010: Marveling at things small and large

by Sven Eberlein It’s the end of the year, a time when many of us piece together the perspectives gained throughout the seasonal cycle into one continuous story. This is a collage, an attempt not only at making sense of my own journey (most photos link to posts I wrote this year) but at bridging the always beckoning dichotomy of hope and despair, heart and intellect, seeking change and being at peace with what is. dig deeper