Painting Our (Net Zero) Dream (House)

Painting Our (Net Zero) Dream (House)

Vincent Van Gogh said: “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” Both certainly apply here:   There are lots of things to love about Oregon. One of them is METRO PAINT!!!!   It is recycled and remanufactured from unused paint Oregon citizens turn in from homes and...
The Color Purple: Insulating Our Net Zero House

The Color Purple: Insulating Our Net Zero House

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple...
The Gift of the Magi: Bethlehem and Paris

The Gift of the Magi: Bethlehem and Paris

Happy Epiphany.  The coincidence of Advent and the 21st meeting of the U.N. Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP21) was a serendipity of the most awesome order. As humanity becomes exponentially more violent and bent on fowling the only nest we have, I become...
Why Giving Up Hope Might Be Our Only Hope in 2016

Why Giving Up Hope Might Be Our Only Hope in 2016

“Hope is not the optimism that things will turn out right. Hope is the soul’s deep orientation to the right, no matter how things turn out.”                                     -Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic In his essay, “A...

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