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Week 22: The Realist Grinch

This week’s photo challenge fell under the category of telling a story, asking the challenger to use geometric shapes as the subject of that story. 773 more words

Video: The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. 84 more words

Opinion Leaders

Retail madness

Well we are into December and the festive season is officially upon us. I would however like to point out to some retailers that it really shouldn’t start before Halloween, no matter what they think or feel the need to try and sell us. 160 more words


Declutter The Excess Outta Your Life With JR JR’s New Single “Clean Up”

In an era where we are constantly over-consuming – media, food, material possessions, gossip, etc. – at a neck-breaking pace, JR JR makes us step aside and reflect on the amount of excess we hoard unnecessarily in their new single “Clean Up.” As its title implies, the track is an anti over-consumption piece that opens a meditative soundscape for you to declutter any distractions. 335 more words


Diving Right In

William Shakespeare coined the phrase, “the winter of our discontent” in Richard III. I would like to borrow from his genius and capture my current-but-not-actually-yet summer in such a phrase, but this season may just have to reveal its nature first. 365 more words


Life changes

About three weeks ago my family and I made a very big life change. We moved from comfortable, convenient, leafy suburbia on the Kapiti Coast to a 7-acre block of land in rural Manawatu. 228 more words