Author Archives: Josh Grigsby

Today’s Moment of Idealistic Naivete: Wikileaks

{image source} All the talking heads scrutinizing the whole wikileaks “scandal” are, to me, missing the point, as well as an incredible opportunity. What’s my naive, idealistic solution? Don’t say anything behind closed doors you aren’t willing to say in … Continue reading

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Ending the War on Drugs

{photo source} Watching the news this morning I caught a short segment on a Mexican drug cartel hitman recently nabbed by police while trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border. After admitting to having already murdered four people, he admitted to … Continue reading

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The Most Walkable Cities in the World

Lucca, Italy {photo by me} Frommer’s recently came out with their list of the top 10 most walkable cities in the world (check out this article that includes pictures). Lists like this are never exhaustive, so what cities would you add? … Continue reading

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It’s Where We Live

Home, by Yann-Arthus Bertrand. A stunning photographic exploration of our own backyard, a surprising amount of which I felt like I was seeing for the first time. The whole movie is here…

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Can Cities Feed Themselves?

Urban agriculture fascinates me, so I thought I’d share links to a few articles in case anyone else is also fascinated… {image is from third article) From Warehouses to Urban Farms The history of urban agriculture should inspire its future … Continue reading

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