Writings of J. Todd Ring: Mexico City: A study in impermanence, and a lesson to us all

pablo lopez luz photographs the concrete waves (or carpet, as he puts it) of Mexico City   The unbelievably sprawling concrete carpet of Mexico City seen in these photos make me think… Gorgeous country, beautiful culture and people, horrible government, amazing capital city – but utterly unsustainable, as most cities are. Watch for the ruins ...

350 or bust: Resilience And Hope In Extraordinary Times

The Transition movement has produced a movie about growing community and hope in these difficult times: In Transition 2.0 is the new film from Transition Network, capturing inspiring stories of Transition initiatives around the world, responding to uncertain times with creativity, solutions and ‘engaged optimism’. * More links: In Transition Movie 2.0 Transition Network.org

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Stuck in Traffic in Transportation City

“Send in the clownsDon’t bother they are here.”– Stephen Sondheim from the 1973 musical ‘A Little Night Music’ As a transit rider and taxpayer, I write of our right to moral outrage. The events since the October 25th municipal election have left me reeling- from the Ringling Brothers pomp and circumstance of Don Cherry’s inauguration ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Stuck in Traffic in Transportation City

“Send in the clownsDon’t bother they are here.”– Stephen Sondheim from the 1973 musical ‘A Little Night Music’ As a transit rider and taxpayer, I write of our right to moral outrage. The events since the October 25th municipal election have left me reeling- from the Ringling Brothers pomp and circumstance of Don Cherry’s inauguration ...