"The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do."
Before you rush into the big stores this “Black Friday” remember that supporting grassroots entrepreneurship is the key to creating a truly sustainable economy. We Americans are lucky that way, we have the resources and foundation on which to build small businesses. If you’re gonna BUY gifts (or supplies to MAKE them)…try to buy them directly from local artists / musicians / designers / builders / small publishers or bookstores / vintage boutiques / independent thrift or art stores / neighborhood markets and grocery stores / the closest family-owned farm etc. etc.
Start with Etsy and choose a local “shop location” in your search options…and also start with your local stores that are in walking distance.
PS Try not to be so thankful for having “everything you need” the day before…cuz it would be a lie.
Two weeks ago, I left Los Angeles to hike into the Grand Canyon and camp next to the Colorado River. It was my first time in Northern Arizona, and I wanted to discover what was so cool about hiking 26 miles, staring up at a bunch of rocks and devouring food that only people lost in space would resort to eating. But in the end, after lugging a 30-pound backpack around, I finally understood. So here is the breakdown: “10 Cool Things About Hiking the Grand Canyon.”
10. The Drive
Our group rented a car and drove from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon. Other people wanted to fly, citing convenience and duration. But we would have missed out on so many experiences. We drove through a town that was all about Rt. 66, and it felt like a place built on the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll: neon signs, lively taverns and the sound of music in the background. Plus, right before we arrived at the Grand Canyon, we started paying attention to all the signs for “Elk” crossing, and sure enough, a gigantic elk walked out of the pine trees and stood like a mountain watching as our car went by.
"Foot Locker brings back Kyrie Irving for the Week Of Greatness, a week of the most premium shoe releases that can right all the world’s wrongs. See Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield hug it out, Dennis Rodman fly to North Korea, Brett Favre finally walk away, and Craig Sager decide to change his wardrobe. If it’s at Foot Locker, it’s Approved."
PPS #2 Solution from Daniel Warren:
"fortune = opportunity = separation
With fortune and opportunity comes new opportunities (e.g. new employment, or the opportunity to employ) to move another being from their current lack into a new position demanding further lacking. Debord explains this cycle in Society of the Spectacle, and how it perpetuates separation.”
This weeks Poetics Problem Set #3 is a GREAT one! Especially close to my heart, since that wild Betty is a dear friend of mine…Please help Betty out. Your solutions will be published in an anthology. Send you solutions to email@example.com
A Szent Hegy - The Holy Mountain. Jodorowsky. The whole shebang
Alarm Will Sound doing Reich’s Radiohead Rewrite. Wonderfullness!