Janaia interviewed on Nature Bats Last (audio)


Last week I was interviewed by Guy McPherson and Mike Sliwa on their Nature Bats Last podcast. It's fun to turn the tables: I've interviewed Guy twice: Climate Change and Human Extinction - A Personal Perspective (2014) and Living Each Moment in the Face of Abrupt Climate … [Read more...]

Readying “Le Cube”


Here's a small picture essay of our focus the last month or so, as we downsize and move belongings out of our house and garage. We had a pad leveled not far from our "little house" (RV), and brought in a shipping container we've named "Le Cube" since it's a high cube model … [Read more...]

Poo to Peaches – composting toilet book


I just read Poo to Peaches - A composting toilet book for you while using our Lone Bobcat Woods trench toilet. I'm donating this "first-of-a-kind" book to our Nevada County library. It teaches kids and adults about composting toilets and the nutrient cycle, and was my … [Read more...]

Help me find magical music for my story


Dear music-loving friend, I want your help. I'm looking for music to use in three short music tracks for "The Little Fir and the Christmas Tree Angel." I'm producing a video of this heartwarming story I illustrated 30+ years ago. I've gotten permission for most of the … [Read more...]

Peak Moment TV in a Doctoral Thesis

We feel very honored to be referenced with the following personages in Marie Little's doctoral thesis on Climate Change Adaptation through the School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia. Her proposal includes radical mitigation and reduction in … [Read more...]

Celebrating My Art – Prints to Share


I've long wished to share my paintings more widely, and have just found a way to do it! You can order prints of these images in Janaia's Gallery at SeattleOnCanvas. You choose the size and medium (canvas or paper or notecards). We've found that "Burning Platform" (above) … [Read more...]

The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance


Today we signed a pledge against mass surveillance, as part of an international movement that asserts that surveillance is a violation of international human rights law. Join us at The Day We Fight Back. The freedom to publish Peak Moment TV is affected by mass surveillance … [Read more...]

Gardening in a Small Space? Go Vertical!


In the Pacific Northwest where the growing season is shorter, any extension can be a help. Stephen Hindrichs of Sooke on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is experimenting with using his home garden space as fully as possible — especially vertically. We videoed this … [Read more...]

“We LIVE Here?” – my painting in an international show


July 22, 2013. Carolyn Baker published my art in her Daily Digest along with the following poem by Don Hynes of Portland, Oregon. A rather beautiful and synchronistic matching:  little did she know that Don and I are acquainted through the internet, soon to meet in … [Read more...]

An Artist’s View from Coyote Overlook


This is where we live. What inspires us. Just a short walk around Round Mountain, Coyote Overlook boasts a vista extending across the Rock Creek watershed to the South Yuba River canyon. Beyond is the Sacramento Valley and on clear days, we can see the coastal range.  … [Read more...]