From living next door to the Grateful Dead to a 80s new wave band with iconic guitarist Nels Cline to the psychedelic music, and spoken word stream Radio EarthRites to famed acid blotter art, Gwyllm Lwydd exemplifies a certain kind of renaissance man receiving too little attention in the media, and perhaps in history as well.
The olive trees are dying in the Salento region of Italy, the picturesque heel of the Italian peninsula. Two theories have emerged to explain this calamity, two stories. Each exemplifies a more general relationship between humans and the material world, with consequences far beyond Italian olive trees.
The sixth in my series of interviews about creative people using social networking as a direct way of reaching both content creators and new audiences features writer, professor and activist Alyssa Waugh, whose upcoming anthology I AM STRENGTH includes stories by “everyday superwomen,” powerful women of all walks of life (accepting submissions until June 25).