Adaptive Reuse: Saving Cities And Towns One New Company At A Time

Repost from Entrepreneur Magazine, reasons why adaptive reuse of older buildings makes more sense than new construction in so many ways, from economics to psychology. Takeaways: adaptive reuse generates more jobs than new construction; working a walking distance from home increases happiness on the same level as falling in love(!); and of course, the whole … Continue reading

baha’i temple, wilmette, il (2)

baha’i temple, wilmette, il

drawn stone 2

drawn stone

Part of the installation Drawn Stone by Andy Goldsworthy. This was commissioned for the courtyard at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Like some of Goldsworthy’s work, this is almost imperceptible. I never saw a sign or placard indicating there was even artwork there. I was sitting on one of the stone slabs and … Continue reading

the world of things

“Those of us who call ourselves Buddhist corrupt the teaching by a narrow sectarianism and by a sort of withdrawal from what’s going on in our society. A great Zen Master warned, ‘The man who clings to vacancy, neglecting the world of things, escapes from drowning but leaps into the fire.’” Philip Kapleau (1912-2004), author … Continue reading

. . . they are right.

(I’d add “all the time.” And I’m including myself. From Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show, at the Chicago Cultural Center)

thinks . . .

(from Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show, at the Chicago Cultural Center)

everybody . . .

(from Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show, at the Chicago Cultural Center)

candle extinguisher

brass candle extinguisher, or snuffer, in the Buddha Hall at the San Francisco Zen Center