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Watch Volcano Calbuco Erupt in Chile 🌋

This is a timelapse of the Volcano Calbuco in Chile that erupted 3 times in 8 days between April 22–23, 2015. One of the eruptions lasted 90 minutes, sending a plume of ash 6 miles into the sky. While climate change deniers might point the finger at mother nature for these CO2 emissions, as one […]

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Setting sun

Whether you set the route or leave it open-ended, you can discover things along the way. Constraints produce their own magic. They make you innovate based off what you have to play with. But so too do indefinite destinations. Out of curiosity blooms everything. The more we know, the more we want to know. We […]

Earth stripped of water

Life as we know it can survive without sunlight and oxygen: witness the creatures that populate the sulfurous vicinity of submarine hydrothermal vents. Life as we know it cannot live without water, and where there is water, there is almost always life.“I discovered living creatures in rain, which had stood but a few days in […]

The Population Bomb

In 1968, Doctor Paul Ehrlich warned the world of its excessive population with his book entitled The Population Bomb (Amazon). “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” he wrote, “hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.” His trip to an overcrowded Delhi in 1966 seemed to convince him that there […]

We shape Earth. It shapes us.

We shape the Earth, and it shapes us. For all the pieces interact, transforming into a cohesive thought. The trees grow in cities, the oceans meet at the cape. All the pieces interact, enveloped by the space inside. The weather is fickle, cyclical, everything too much for a remix, itching for evolution. To get closer to the texture of […]

‘It looked like a Life Saver. It looked like a Life Saver up in the sky.’

Annie Dillard first published her essay ‘Total Eclipse’ in 1982. It’s since been republished The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New. Below are a couple of my favorite snippets. Read the entire essay on The Atlantic. On seeing the total solar eclipse, also known as the path of totality: If you think very fast, you […]

The human shadow is a lack of light

Humans rent Earth. It is for no lack of light we tend to do it harm, avoiding recycling and willingly spoiling the air with carbon emissions that heat up the seas. We are buried in short-sightedness, unable to foresee the attrition of the very planet that is our terra firma. Nature can only solve so […]

Low Leaf – Psychlez

Low Leaf is a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles. ‘Psychlez’ is her second single to drop from the self-released album Palm Psalms: A Light to Resolve All Darkness due out November 11. The track launches with a soft piano and a mellow flute, before the singer’s soulful vocals make way to a drum beat. The overall […]

Seth Godin: ‘If you’re in the idea business, it doesn’t matter where you’re from’

“If you’re in the idea business, it doesn’t matter where you’re from. It matters if we care about the change you’re making.” — Seth Godin

Wasting Tree Sweat

I see newspapers thrown into the recycling bin every day at Grand Central. At one point, the bin had a purpose and made perfect sense: ‘let’s save trees by putting tree sweat back into more newspaper production.’ It was the complete 360. The newspaper recycling bin today is simply outdated and contradictory. Why would you […]