In 2019, Swedish robotics enthusiast Simone Giertz had a simple problem: she didn’t want an electric car, she wanted an electric truck. Well, as they say—necessity is the mother of invention.
Sometimes the small moments announce themselves, whether you want them to or not.
The search for a tailor’s awl for an art project becomes a meditation on the intersection of the useful and the beautiful. Buying secondhand isn’t just good for the earth, it’s good for us too.
In return for poetry, Henk Rogers of Tetris and Blue Startups eventually handed me the whole planet. But not before a tough negotiation that involved two cards he extended to me, directing me to choose just one.
It all started with painting a room sky blue. I was shocked. My electric bill was cut almost in half. Who knew.
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Turning Earth care, as it turns out, is really about self-care and other-care. What we design today impacts how we live tomorrow. For better or for worse, it even impacts far into upcoming generations. In “Turning,” a shortcut today becomes an injury tomorrow. Says the poet, “I’m […]
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Immolation In “Immolation” there’s a delicate balance between constructed technology and natural forces. Each takes turns challenging the other, though it is Icarus who eventually suffers loss. Complex issues of the hope for recognition and adulation, the desire for identity affirmation and love, enter the picture. “Immolation” […]
Immolation As the horizon looms, flips over to present an endless span of waves, I give up, surrender. My fate’s the fate of falling. I guess I hoped for recognition, that when I pushed my arms into the hostile sun he would look up and see my face, the frame of limb so like his […]