Great little article about the ineffectiveness of fighting systems of power (in this case climate change) with consumer choices. “Steeped in a culture telling us to think of ourselves as consumers instead of citizens, as self-reliant instead of interdependent, is

Great stuff from Contrapoints

Unpacking Portland Maine Business Lobby’s Opposition to Universal Paid Sick Leave from Jai Kang.

CD40106 keyboard thing

This is an instrument I built recently using the CD40106, a hex Schmitt trigger integrated circuit. It uses only two of the available six Schmitt triggers on the chip. While researching this chip (and a few others) I was a

Fuck you I like Guns. A great article here from a veteran about the ridiculousness of the prevalence of assault rifles in the US and the urgency of action. Short and well written.

The wonderful Lauren Tosswill holding her debut album My Home in The Year: Bandcamp link. All proceeds to Maine Inside Out

Circuit bending the Casio PT-100

I’ve had this keyboard lying around for years (I don’t remember where or when I got it), and after my first bend I wanted to dive a little deeper. After experimenting I read the writeup at tablehooters and found the

I opened up a gifted keyboard and found an alligator clip and a potentiometer still in the case. So I started poking around and had a lot of fun! This is my first bent keyboard. I really enjoyed making this

To those who are still confused about white supremacy here’s a woman speaking about in front of a weird barn wall:

Here is a nice little article at No Zen in the West about the tension between the personal and communal aspects of buddhist practice and how they play into the political sphere. I’ve observed a dangerous inclination for some zen

This is a great conversation with angel Kyodo williams, author, activist, and the second of only four (!) black female zen priests in the soto lineage.

From this article: “The dharma is not an excuse to turn away from the suffering of the world, nor is it a sedative to get us comfortably through painful times. It is a powerful teaching that frees and strengthens us

Ducks is a wonderful short comic. From the author: “Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for

This book is amazing. It presents an open and complex view of American history while challenging many unaccounted for assumptions in our collective understanding of history and in the way it’s taught in schools. I’m enjoying every page.

Here’s Jonathan Tepperman in an excerpt from a recent World Affairs podcast: I don’t think terrorism is an existential threat [to the United States] …because the number of Americans killed every year in terrorist attacks is vanishingly small. More Americans