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Better to drink coffee out of styrofoam??

posted by sarahnyc

A friend recently brought this to my attention: recent studies are claiming that drinking your coffee from a styrofoam cup may actually be better for the environment than a reusable ceramic mug. Really? Styrofoam? What do you think of these […]

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Post-election giddiness in Portland

posted by sarahnyc

A short while ago I was driving down the road and was abruptly cut off by a man in a large cowboy hat. He was driving a red GMC truck with Alaska plates. It was the biggest car on the […]

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How not to talk to seniors: like they are deaf and stupid

posted by sarahnyc

I miss my paternal grandparents. They were fantastic. I spent a lot of time with them growing up. Perhaps that’s why I have such a special fondness for the Greatest Generation. My super cool grandfather back in the day: Members […]

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Interdependence at the micro-level: intersubjectivity

posted by sarahnyc

Ethan talks a lot about interdependence at what might be called the macro level, for example, in terms of food production and consumption. So what’s the micro level? Have you ever noticed that people pick up the attitudes, preferences and […]

single use shopping bags in Portland: on the way out?

posted by sarahnyc

On Monday night Steven, Kevin and I attended the forum, “Solving the Plastic Bag Dilemma: Is Portland Behind?” held at City Hall and hosted by the Recycling Advocates. I was surprised by the number and variety of people in the […]

Acknowledging interdependence: random acts of kindness, the power of blogs, and the awesomeness of communities (virtual and otherwise)

posted by sarahnyc

Cassie’s cute kid videos remind me of a random act of kindness I heard about a few weeks ago via the internet. A four-year-old girl who was heartbroken over the death of her dog wrote the following letter (with help […]

Do Portlanders use fewer bags or just feel more guilt?

posted by sarahnyc

At tonight’s ID Project Portland meeting Davee Evans wrapped up his month long series of talks about how our meditation practice influences our consumption choices. During the discussion the inevitable issue of plastic bags came up. We all agreed that […]

Reproducing the status quo: “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education”

posted by sarahnyc

Well, as cassmaster said, we’ve been chatting via email about our mutual interest in that thing we’re not supposed to talk about in America: the class system and the myth of meritocracy. So I’ll follow up her post on this […]

online video about consumption: The Story of Stuff

posted by sarahnyc

I watched a 20-minute video today called The Story of Stuff about American consumption habits and how they affect our lives and the world. It’s fast paced, designed to be amusing and easy to digest, and packs a lot of […]

proposed ban on plastic bags in Portland

posted by sarahnyc

Greetings from The ID Project Portland. Now that it’s Low Impact Consumption month, I wanted to find out the status of super-cool Portland City Commissioner and Mayor-Elect Sam Adams‘ proposed ban on plastic bags, which got a decent amount of […]

repetition and change

posted by sarahnyc

I am running late, and therefore rushing when I arrive at the retirement home for my first appointment of the day. As I step into the building, I automatically slow down in response to the atmosphere. I work in Alzheimer’s […]

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Mixing technology and practice
There were many more good sessions at the Wisdom 2.0 conference this weekend. The intention of the organizers is to post videos. I'll let you know when. Here are some of my notes from a second panel. How do we use modern, social media ...

posted 3:54:40pm May. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Wisdom 2.0
If a zen master were sitting next to the chief technical officer of Twitter, what would they talk about? That sounds like a hypothetical overheared at a bar in San Francisco. But this weekend I saw the very thing at Soren Gordhamer's Wisdom 2.0 ...

posted 1:43:19pm May. 01, 2010 | read full post »

The Buddha at Work - "All we are is dust in the wind, dude."
"The only true wisdom consists of knowing that you know nothing." - Alex Winter, as Bill S. Preston, Esq. in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"That's us, dude!" - Keanu Reeves, as Ted "Theodore" LoganWhoa! Excellent! I've had ...

posted 2:20:00pm Jan. 28, 2010 | read full post »

Sometimes You Find Enlightenment by Punching People in the Face
This week I'm curating a guest post from Jonathan Mead, a friend who inspires by living life on his own terms and sharing what he can with others.  To quote from Jonathan's own site, Illuminated Mind: "The reason for everything: To create a ...

posted 12:32:23pm Jan. 27, 2010 | read full post »

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