I had intended to complete Part 2 of my article on the contemplative life. The many times that I sat down to complete it, I realized in many ways that what I wanted to say had begun to go in a different direction. Now it is something broader and more expansive about desire that I must put to words. I ask for your patience. I am still meditating on it. I hope to have it ready for the June issue.
For this month, I had the pleasure of interviewing Garbage Warrior, "biotect" and creator of the Earthship, Michael Reynolds. If you are not familiar with Reynolds, this month's video is his TedX talk, and you can get some idea about his creation, the Earthship. I think that you will find the interview and the video very inspiring.
Since we are on the subject of houses and the shift in consciousness, you may be as surprised as I was to find out that there is such a thing as The Small House Movement. For many reasons, be they economic, environmental ...
Michael Reynolds TedX talk
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Akilah: What inspired you to study architecture?
Reynolds: I stumbled upon it. I had no idea, like most kids, what I wanted to do. My father was a builder. I worked with him to build our house. My brother, who was four years older than me, who is deceased, was an architect. I took drawing and art classes in high school. Nothing particularly earth shaking about making the decision to study architecture.
Akilah: What class had the biggest impact on your ideas?
Reynolds: All of the architecture classes inspired me to go another way. It was all bogus. I would sit and think, "I would never do anything like this." I was more inspired to do what I am doing now from the physics and biology classes.
Akilah: What was it about your study of the pyramids that fueled your ideas about the Earthship?
Reynolds: It was somewhat related. I stumbled into the legends and myths of the pyramids. The Great Giza, of course, is one of the seven wonders of ...
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