How Then Shall We Live?

My friend Emily lives in Uganda, a 6-foot-tall white girl in East Africa. She has a tattoo on her wrist, on the outside part that would be facing down if you shook hands with her….

Humanity’s End, in Poetry and Prose

Photo by Marcus Price. Used without permission. At the oldest university in the English-speaking world, a small team is searching out threats to humanity’s future. In his essay for Aeon Magazine, Ross Andersen introduces us…

The Volvo XC90 Sport Utility Vehicle

Who is the man who buys himself The Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle Fire truck red And keeps it spotless against the desert winter On his way back to New Mexico from snow-white Flagstaff, Arizona?…

Marathon Clichés

I’m running my first marathon tomorrow, and everything I’ve learned through the (pretty grueling) training would be perfectly suited to a poster with a bald eagle on it. Things like: ‘Perseverance: Every time you can’t…

Don’t be afraid to become the person you thought you weren’t, if it turns out that’s who you are.  

Becky Straw, Ember Hero

My company, Ember Arts, chose Becky Straw as our Fall 2012 Ember Hero. We’re donating 50% of all online sales now thru November 9th to her organization, The Adventure Project! Shop our new Fall Lineup here!…