USPS Releases Go Green Stamp (An Ode to the Letter)

by Sven Eberlein Last week the US Postal Service released its newest stamp series, Go Green. It’s a series of 16 stamps designed by Eli Noyes, a 68-year old farmers’ market going, veggie growing, composting San Francisco artist and designer. While the word “green” has become a bit of a cliche in recent years and suffered a lot of abuse at the hands of clever marketing slogans cashing in on our collective desire to be dig deeper

The Universe is My Nose-strils

by Tony Brasunas In the world of distractions and double-clicks we live in it is rare to for us to get a minute to breathe. So how about ten days of doing just that? Read Tony’s account of a silent meditation retreat and watch your mind take a chill-pill. “Just observe,” said the guru’s voice. “Whatever the sensation, just observe.” I had been seated cross-legged, eyes closed, for what felt like hours and had probably dig deeper

How sitting in windows is making the planet cooler

by Sven Eberlein In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made a call to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. While I understand that this is a well-intentioned challenge to his fellow American citizens to get with it in a quickly changing world economy, I can’t help but wonder whether stepping on the proverbial gas (or electric) pedal and getting busier than we already are is going to dig deeper