When I decided to go back to graduate school to get a masters, I had no idea where it would lead. I felt the need to do it for various reasons, many of which were accentuated when they announced a program that was created and taught by one of my all-time plant neurobiology idols: StefanoContinue Reading This is what Graduate School is teaching me about Modern Living
Have you ever had the feeling that your whole life is changing and you are no longer in the driver’s seat? This month, this is exactly how I feel. In March, I packed a few things and moved down to Florence to start graduate school… After all these years, why would I subject myself againContinue Reading How To Use Urban Planning to Create Urban Plantasy
It’s always nice to come back to “home” to Damanhur, especially when I can bring people with me. After months of planning, Michael Pawlyn and Pietro Laureano — two rockstars of the architecture world — came to see the temples of Damanhur and discuss how nature and ancient knowledge can be integrated into the physicalContinue Reading What I Learned about Architecture and Nature
Spring/summer in the northern hemisphere means longer days and more activities. While I am getting out and experiencing some of the wonders Florence has to offer, I am also finding quite a bit of wonder in graduate school. We are ramping up for the big final project, and being with such a diverse group is definitely stimulatingContinue Reading Updates and Travels…
How Staring Out the Window Helped Heal Me. Back in my Microsoft days, I longed for an office with a window.