Sweet Summer Water
People seek refuge from the summer heat, and a little excitement, among the pools and cliffs of three upstate New York swimming holes.
Training to Bobsled
Chris Fogt is a U.S. Olympic Team bobsledder. He demonstrates some of the exercises in his workout, which is designed to improve the skills his sport requires.
At Last, the Straw Bale House Is a ... Home
After a rigorously detailed plaster finish job, volunteers bid a poignant goodbye to the woman who will dwell in the sustainable house they built.
In a Lime Plaster Job, a Leonardo Moment
Forgoing cement in favor of a sustainable process that creates a silky smooth, vibrantly textured wall with a subtle microcrack pattern like that of porcelain.
This story was originally published 12/21/2012
From The Ground Up | Seven
This time I focused on what we have learned about working with the sun to cut down on the fossil fuels needed to run a house.
At One With His Trowel (Sort Of) - NYTimes.com
This time around I focused on the dirt based plaster we smeared and troweled over the straw bales.
From The Ground Up | Two
My second New York Times Green Blog post about our arrival in Moab for a four month internship building a straw bale house.
From The Ground Up | One
The first post in my NYTimes green blog series documenting our quest to build a sustainable home.
Watch Nick Newell, one armed MMA fighter, kick some ass.
My profile of the survivors of the Iran Hostage Crisis