Principles of Terraforming

A few months back I started exploring the idea of terraforming. In this post I’d like to consider two important questions about it. First, what is terraforming, anyway? And second, why should we do it? Oddly enough, it seems to me that the second question is easier to answer than the first because even with … Continue Reading

more minimalism

There’s a knock-knock joke that goes like this: Knock-knock. Who’s there? Knock-knock. Who’s there? Knock-knock. Who’s there? Knock-knock. Who’s there? Philip Glass. Which is a hilarious dart aimed at another minimalism.   But I found myself thinking of it upon looking at this recent NYTimes piece on minimal living, which sings the same old song.  … Continue Reading