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Leonard Shlain Explains Life

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I was doing some research on why , masculine dominance has evolved in our world, and came across Leonard Shlain, who I found to be one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever discovered. Leonard took my depth of understanding of our world to a whole new level. I highly recommend watching these lectures if you have a chance, especially The Alphabet vs. The Goddess and Sex, Time, and .
 
Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light


 
The Alphabet vs. The Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image


 
Sex, Time, and Power: How Women’s Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution

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Wine Bottle Art

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Empty Wine bottles on the rack
Image by terrycheah168 via Flickr

There’s an interesting phenomenon happening in apartments and homes of young students and professionals, as well as other generations alike. People are keeping empty wine bottles and displaying them on counters, cabinets, and shelves in their homes. You pay $10-15 for a bottle, enjoy the juice, and then display the bottles you like as an addition to your ever evolving home artistry. In this sense the value becomes much more than what you paid. Wine bottles and liquor bottles are the norm because their labels and packaging tend to have unique designs and artistic expression. Most people I see line the bottles on top of their kitchen cabinets, while others put them on a bookshelf or something similar in the living room. The picture above is a Christmas decoration that someone created using old wine bottles. Here’s some other ideas.

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Biodynamic Agriculture

Friday, November 28th, 2008

This is what GT is all … this is where we came from. Seeing wineries as more than wine… more like restoration and healing centers. Seriously tho, check out what Brad and Angelina just bought over at Chateau Val Joanis. It’s a , but it also has a vegetable and herb garden, fruit and olive orchards, and some of the best sustainable practices in the world. Biodynamic agriculture is really starting to catch on. I may be crazy, but I’m starting to see wineries as our farms, and yet so much more.

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Our Sustainable Future

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

With elected, the world has gained a renewed faith in America. A faith that we understand what needs to be done and finally have the courage to act. To become the change agents that the world needs. We’re no longer afraid of coming together, of breaking cultural, racial, and religious barriers. We’re ready to begin a new age of humanity.

 

For those of you who’ve been reading our blog for awhile, you know we’ve focused on wine as a unifier in the of our lives. We’ve woven it into the core values of economic, social, and environmental health in an effort to exemplify its unifying . The GrapeThinking passion has always been to create a sustainable world, and we feel the time is now to grow from our wine roots.

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West Coast Green – How my life changed this week

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

West Coast Green conference

Wow, what an excellent conference! A game changer. I have to thank my friends over at Village Green Energy for hooking me up with a free pass. I’ve been so passionate this movement as long as I can remember… ever since 6th grade when I messed around with electromagenetic fields and plants. Early education for me was all ecology and environment, and that followed with rigorous economics in college, which I didn’t quite understand myself until now. Having not gone into banking with my degree and now seeing the state of the economy I was like shit… but David Suzuki put it so clearly… it’s (eco)nomics. I can’t believe I never recognized that. I automatically associated economics with the greedy, short-sighted mentality of Wall Street that focuses solely on the bottom line and exploiting the market for cash and egoic status. Yet you realize the bottom line is not the statement of cash flows or the balance sheet… it’s the fuckin planet. Ecology + Economics = . This conference was absolutely buzzing! People were feeling alive and connecting and touching each other like I’ve never seen in my life. We all knew the green revolution is ready and about to change the world in a big way.

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