The Minowas are longtime organic farmers. They moved south to enjoy a few more weeks of growing time next season. They also sought out an ideal plot of land to house the Earthology Institute, a long-imagined offshoot to the band’s Earthology Records and nonprofit arm.
Craig’s idea is to build cabins in the woods and host seminars on organic farming, recycling, wind turbines, etc. If it sounds like the Cloud Cult leader is blowing smoke, remember: This group ran its van on bio-fuel and participated in the NativeEnergy offset program back when most bands didn’t know a carbon footprint from a carburetor.
I’m very glad that Cloud Cult decided to keep recording music. I just wish they would play more often. I’m still not sure how I missed seeing them play when they first started, and I’ve still only seen them once.
And it is not that we lead ‘busy lives’. That’s a given, we all do, and it’s a cop out to use that as an excuse. It’s simply that some people no longer even pretend that they think your time is as important as theirs. And technology makes it worse. It seems texting or emailing that you are late somehow means you are no longer late.
OMG, yes. When you, arriving 30 mins late (and I know you live 10 mins away), are telling me a story about how people tell you things start 30 minutes earlier than they’re actually scheduled to get you to show up on time, that’s unacceptable.
I only want to add that having kids changes everything. Arriving on time just isn’t possible on a consistent basis.
Wow, this Immigration Report by MN Compass is all kinds of wonderful.
This report builds on The Minneapolis Foundation’s decade-long role as a community resource for education and information about immigration in Minnesota. It summarizes the Wilder Research report, A New Age of Immigrants, a study commissioned by the Foundation to lay out immigration facts and pose unanswered questions. These findings provide the groundwork for informed, constructive discussion to shape immigration-related programs and public policies that work for all Minnesotans.
Today it was officially announced that social media dynamo Taylor Carik will be taking over Secrets of the City (formerly The Rake). We approve! Yours truly will even stick around as an editor. We’re excited to see what Taylor does with the site, as he mentioned having it be more editorial content-heavy (read: Rake-like) once he gets organized.
This makes me very happy. It’s going to be a lot of work to make it relevant again, but Taylor is the guy to do it.
“With our new coffee shop, we can better support our existing customers,” Lee continues. “By bringing this barista expertise in-house, we can understand the experience from their perspective. This will help us better understand how to support everyone from Seward Coop to the Craftsman to the Birchwood Cafe.”
This makes sense to me. Currently, coffee shops, restaurants, and coops buy bulk beans, get some quick training from the roasters, and go off and to figure things out on their own. This means that — regardless of how perfectly roasted the coffee beans are — there is an almost infinite number of things that can go wrong before a consumer drinks his or her coffee. For a company like Peace Coffee, this amounts to an enormous risk. Operating a coffee shop allows Peace Coffee to walk in their customers’ shoes, and to acquire the experience and expertise the company needs to train baristas all over town, ensuring that their coffee tastes as good as it possibly can. It’s an ingenius plan.
I am so looking forward to this new Peace Coffee shop, especially since it’s just a block from our daycare. I’ll still stop at Fireroast Mountain, which has great coffee and a friendly atmosphere, and also Angry Catfish when I’m on my bike or stopping in at the Bakers Wife, but a Peace Coffee shop could be really great.
I get several hundred email messages per day across several accounts, gigs and points of reference.
I don’t use a single rule. I have one inbox. I treat them all the same way.
I aspire to be this way.
Glad it works for him, but not using rules to *help* with Inbox Zero is ridiculous, especially with mobile mail checking. I filter out a ton of stuff so I can check my email from my phone and not have to deal with a bunch of crap. Just the good stuff. The results are the same, but the method differs.
On behalf of everybody at Radio K, I’m proud to announce that the station is beginning a free music podcast. It’s our Track of the Day, and it launches September 1.
After years of only offering our playlist via our signals and streams, we’re very excited to be able to offer listeners old and new the chance to hear some of our favorite tracks every single weekday.
We’re pleased that this feature is finally up and running because very few college radio stations are able to offer this type of content. As of now, we’re able to offer downloads via three methods: RSS feed, iTunes podcasting, and single-track download from the TotD page on our website.
This makes me very happy. I love the Current song of the day podcast, but Radio K will offer more diverse songs.