2012 Wise Traditions Conference

December 26, 2012

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In November, my boyfriend and I attended the annual “Wise Traditions” conference, held by the Weston A. Price Foundation (“WAPF”) in Santa Clara, CA. We went to talks ranging from informative to entertaining to kooky, tucked into some gluten-free cheesecake, and adopted a slimy kombucha SCOBY. Weston A. Price (or “How to Get a Foundation […]

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Fungi Furniture

December 26, 2012

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This October, I attended a workshop by Phil Ross, an artist and DIY biologist whose claim to fame is growing his own armchairs. The process he described sounded time- and resource-intensive, but conceptually simple. First, he takes some reishi mushroom culture from a local fungus farm and combines it with wood chips, which serve as fodder for the […]

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Lost Horizon Night Market IV

November 11, 2012

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Last night, Dan and I enjoyed the most recent iteration of the Lost Horizon Night Market, an undercover art event that takes place in desolate industrial corridors of New York and San Francisco/Oakland. At the Night Market, differently-themed box trucks gather in the dead of night at a location that isn’t disclosed until 24 hours […]

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David Tomb: Grand Birds of the Philippines

November 11, 2012

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Mt. Kitanglad, a Philippine national park not far from my hometown of Cagayan de Oro, is known for its ecological diversity. It is home to an estimated 198 bird species, including the Philippine eagle. Sadly, despite Kitanglad’s status as a protected park, its bird population suffers from illegal logging and unscrupulous poachers. Philippine eagles are particularly at […]

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Little Petroglyph Canyon

September 20, 2012

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Naval Weapons Station, South China Lake In the scrubby desert north of Los Angeles, a Rhode-Island-sized naval base is the unexpected home for one of North America’s largest collections of prehistoric art, the Little Petroglyph Canyon of South China Lake.  The prehistoric lake the region was named for has long since gone, leaving behind a tiny […]

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2012 Berkshire-Hathaway Annual Meeting

June 11, 2012

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This year, I had the good fortune to score four visitor passes to the Berkshire-Hathaway meeting from a coworker who couldn’t use them. It was held at the CenturyLink Center Omaha, which also hosts events like the U.S. Olympic Trials and the NCAA World Series. About 40,000 people came, which is roughly equivalent to the […]

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Hell House

November 27, 2011

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It’s hard to say how I became interested in hell houses. Part of it may be my Catholic upbringing, though I don’t believe in Jesus per se. Most days I’m an Agnostic, and some days I’m a Hopeful Deist. While I haven’t seen definitive proof that God exists, I’d like for there to be a […]

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