What Word Would You Use To Change The World?

In the 2015 Oxford dictionary, there were over 300 new words added that did not make it into last years dictionary. Some of the new words include autotune, Blu-ray, boiler room, carnap, Christianist, comedogenic, crowdfunding, declutter, e-cigarette, ecotown, eliminationism, freegan, half-ass, hardship, hardware woman, Homo economicus, hot mess, hyperlocal, kryptonite, …

The Economy Should Flow Rather Than Grow

As I’ve been working on my latest book, tentatively titled Money, Sex, Power, and Faith: The Convergence of Culture, I have been weaving my way through the history of our civilization, somewhat following the path left by Charles Eisenstein in his book The Ascent of Humanity. As I read his …

Can We Develop Homes For People Instead of Profit?

Although it has become common practice in Sarasota, as it has in so many other expanding American communities, there is a problem with the “build it and they will come” residential development model, one that is contributing to the breakdown of community spirit and the lack of affordable housing. Should …

Would Tiny Houses Create More Affordable Housing in Sarasota?

In the midst of the more than 500 luxury condominium units that are currently in development throughout downtown, ranging from 300,000 to 4.5 million dollars, the conversation about affordable housing wages on. Adding in the over 500 apartments in development at CitySide in the Rosemary District, and other proposed plans …