2019 to 2020: Letter from John

In 2019 I turned 70 years old. 2020 is upon us. Things are accelerating at an exponential pace. Time is short for me, for the…

War on concrete continues

John Hardy quoted in “Flat-packed cities: wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns” by Thompson Reuters Foundation. Vancouver plans a 40-storey building it says will be…

The Eco Hotel Movement in Bali

Gisela Williams writes about the move towards eco-hotels in Bali in Departures and kindly credits us and our ‘Green Family’ for inspiring the movement. Bali…

The Cement Files

When I read the series of articles the Guardian posted for Cement week, this was seared into my brain: In the time it takes you…

How to change your mind

Michael Pollan turns his attention from food production to the effect of psychedelics on the mind. A great read/listen.     When Michael Pollan set…

Where you go is not who’ll you be

All my kids are now through this process, thankfully. This is a great insight into the college process. Find it on Amazon. Over the last…