Tools for Living: an Interview with Nonprofit Founder Dustin Zuckerman

Tools for Living: an Interview with Nonprofit Founder Dustin Zuckerman

Photo by Gabe Meline courtesy of The Bohemian. Dustin Zuckerman is the founder of the Santa Rosa Tool Library, a nonprofit lending library of hand and power tools that’s been serving the surrounding community for over six years. Through slow growth and a commitment to a vision informed by the egalitarian tradition of public book…

Resilient Activism and Productive Writing: the Habits of Derrick Jensen

Resilient Activism and Productive Writing: the Habits of Derrick Jensen

Photograph by Dawn Paley. Derrick Jensen is the award-winning author of over 20 books and has written for Orion, Audubon, The Sun, and many other magazines. Jensen makes a compelling argument that civilization is inherently unsustainable: “To pretend that civilization can exist without destroying its own landbase and the landbases and cultures of others is…

Writing Habits of a Cyborg: an Interview with Gareth Branwyn

Writing Habits of a Cyborg: an Interview with Gareth Branwyn

“Don’t be afraid to just get your thoughts out there. Unvarnished. Don’t fear the blank page. You can edit what comes out into something usable.” Gareth Branwyn tells people he’s a cyborg, and he’s not kidding: decades of medical procedures have made him part man, part machine. But that’s not terribly unique. Lots of people…