Stonehenge in Context

In August 2014 I took a tour of the British Isles with my family. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the prehistoric monument, Stonehenge. Stonehenge has been photographed approximately 97 trillion times, and I’m sure … Continue reading

Kelli Anderson: The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things

Kelli Anderson is a designer who likes to find the hidden talents of everyday things. Her TED talk is titled “Disruptive Wonder for a Change.” “As we go through our everyday lives, visual and experiential things exert this invisible authority … Continue reading

Ivan Illich: Silence is a Commons

For many years I subscribed to CoEvolution Quarterly, the periodical that Stewart Brand founded and which inherited much of its DNA from Brand’s Whole Earth Catalogs. The cover of the winter 1983 issue featured a caricature of Ivan Illich plugging … Continue reading