February 28, 2021

I heard a story years ago about a strange partnership struck between Toyota and GM. In 1984 they came together to create a factory called…

Hello there. If this is your first time here, welcome to be the future. If you've been here before, I've made a few changes recently.…

I recently read an article from Food & Wine magazine. In their January issue, they printed a recipe from two chefs working in Mexico. Norma…

a pizza that may or may not look enormous, depending on the scale. the image is cropped close so only glimpses of the pizza box are visible along the edges. the toppings on half of the round pizza are pepperoni and broccoli. the toppings on the other half are pineapple, mushroom, and feta. if you look closely, you'd see that the pizza is cut into squares. it's also dotted with eight or so of the little plastic tables that keep a pizza lid from drooping onto your delicious pizza pie.
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palace fucking intrigue

Last week, I was in a meeting to discuss dividing grant funds between two groups. I work with two coalitions that provide social services to…

a photo of a shelf of pulp fiction titles from the very-worth-it Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago. these novels look like the Penguin Classics of gay erotica. each book's risqué title is written in a bold all-caps black font on a white background. a single block of color runs across the top of each book's spine. identical colors are shelved together but not in a gradient, more like a patchwork rainbow. the first version of this caption contained a lot more accidental innuendo. i decided the books should speak for themselves.
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playing favorites 2020

Like most millennials, a lot of my reading these days takes the form of news and pop culture. It was a natural progression for the…

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the andon cord

I heard a story years ago about a strange partnership struck between Toyota and GM. In 1984 they came together to create a factory called NUMMI. This factory ran under the Toyota Production System, whose principles by now are world-famous as Lean Six Sigma. (Emphasis here that I'm suspicious about…

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palace fucking intrigue

Last week, I was in a meeting to discuss dividing grant funds between two groups. I work with two coalitions that provide social services to people in need. One coalition receives about a third of the funding that the other group does. Neither coalition is swimming in money. Their funder…

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welcome to be the future

Hello there. If this is your first time here, welcome to be the future. If you've been here before, I've made a few changes recently. My excellent pal Christina redesigned my website! I can't wait to share more about her process and our work together sometime soon. I had a…

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start the future: understanding cooperatives

I’m continuing the series where I try creating a new organization that serves a public good. I can be intentional about my goals and work with people who align with these intentions. I’ll start by researching different organization types in the united states. This is a post about starting a…

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the four Cs

I recently read an article from Food & Wine magazine. In their January issue, they printed a recipe from two chefs working in Mexico. Norma Listman and Saqib Keval shared their recipe for mole verde. This mole, also known also as pipián, uses ground pepita seeds as its base. It's…

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