Do 2 adults and 2 children fit into a 207 square foot Tiny House? Yes, absolutely, say Kim and Ryan Kasl, a Minnesota couple who have two young children, 6-year-old Sully and 4-year-old Story. You have probably heard of the tiny house movement. Mimi Zeiger in her book Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature describes it this way, […]
Break Arts is an international writing and art teaching collaborative that addresses the calamitous lack of arts education for girls around the world.
Dear Mr. President, those Nigerian girls ARE our girls, but so are all the thousands of displaced refugee kids from Central America who are being incarcerated on our border for fleeing violence in their home countries.
Today Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that she will introduce a bill to ban assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress. The California Democrat said that it was past time to once again outlaw these deadly weapons of war. Feinstein explained that she and her fellow politicians had been working on the reform for a year, the gun control bill was not a direct response to the horrific Newtown massacre.
Comic artist Matt Bors just reposted a recent cartoon that he drew a few months ago about the prevalence of violent mass shootings and the continued lack of discussion about gun control. His comic perfectly encapsulates the increasingly volatile situation that is now exploding across our country.
Last week was the twentieth anniversary of Critical Mass, a spontaneous group bike ride that happens on the last Friday of each month. The popular Critical Mass rides began right here in San Francisco, and have already spread to hundreds of different cities across the globe. Now millions of people participate in these fun free events worldwide, temporarily turning our urban streets and thoroughfares into an endless sea of bikes.
In a stunning, emotional and heartfelt keynote speech, Michelle Obama kicks off the first day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Her message is one of family, the greater good, learning from the past, and remembrance of our greatest leaders.
Saturday night hundreds of people packed Olympia’s Capitol Theater to see dozens of young musicians perform their own original songs. The newly formed bands were the culmination of Queer Rock Camp, a week-long summer music camp that educates and empowers queer youth. The two-year old program not only teaches kids how to be creative musicians, but also provides a positive welcoming community that allows these diverse young individuals to thrive and flourish.
Just like Anderson Cooper this week, I also feel compelled to come out of the closet and highlight a very obvious fact about myself: I am child-free, never ever wanted to have kids, and I embrace these choices openly, with pride. Our culture often treats those who have no desire to be parents as abnormal, and there is still not much societal support for deciding to not increase our planet’s rapidly expanding population.
We have already learned that the United States has killed its own citizens with secret military drones, but many people are unaware of just how prevalent these robot assassins have now become around the globe. In the three years since President Obama took office, more than five hundred civilians have been murdered by U.S. military drones in Pakistan alone, including scores of young children.
When it comes to gardening, children are naturals. They aren’t afraid of getting dirty (in fact, most kids love playing in the dirt,) they’re genuinely curious and learn best by doing things for themselves.
In the last couple of days I have come across quite a number of very powerful, funny and thought-provoking graphics about a variety of important issues. Often complicated difficult concepts can be conveyed more succinctly and effectively with a strong image and just a few well chosen words; such is the strength of well executed graphic design. Some of these visual images deal with everything from sustainable transportation and social control, to starvation and the impending death of capitalism.
Even if you think you can’t possibly garden or can, Classie Parker’s modeling will prove it’s possible. Classie Parker teaches canning and so much more.