My friend Matt interviewed me about The Dacha Project for Sociotree.com, an art+culture project focused on the free sharing of everything worth sharing. This was a long overdue and much-needed reason to explore my thoughts through writing, as I answered the questions we six are often asked in conversation. This interview is helping me realize what book I want to write. Thanks Sociotree!
The opening of Frac Attack: Dawn of the Watershed at Cineamapolis in Ithaca was a great success! Now you can watch the jawn streaming online anytime, by click clickity clacking on the image above! On that site you can also find ways to take action and get involved and help organize your community against exploitative drilling for natural gas in an under-regulated fashion.
Thanks to all who helped make this possible, to those who came out to see it, and to Shira Golding who made it her life for at least several months, and did such a nice job of editing.
Take that Halliburton, Betches!
I’ve been living in the big red house by Cascadilla Gorge, otherwise known as the Tara House. Besides Danila and myself, the rest of the house’s inhabitants are Buddhist. These photos were taken in the shrine room, where everyday a flame is lit as an offering.
I have been walking the woods, stopping often to look at mushrooms. The way it rains around here, it’s one of the best things I can do.
This summer in Ithaca, the weather has taken on an erratic pattern of alternating rain and sunshine, most often with no gray lulls between sun and storm. All it takes is one clap of thunder to plunge us underwater. Afterwards, the sun appears unimpeded, and soon the day is a sunny one just like the one before it. Joyfully, I never know when I’ll come home sopping wet. Summer is the best time to be amphibious. (more…)