Getting Personal…

I'm working on a new bio, inspired by Dan Blank. It's taking shape...here it is: I design, write and paint to reveal deeper connecting rivers of light that flow through our problems and carry us to solutions. I am interested in the weave of words, images and form as they fix our focus on what … Continue reading Getting Personal…

Salmon gathering

I had a dream in the early hours this morning – an Earth Day dream. Near my office—we’re somewhere northern—closer to the Arctic Circle. Salmon gathering, next to my friend’s office window, in the river that ran clear past by the office building— under a train bridge, parallel to a turning train line. Stood with … Continue reading Salmon gathering

Why I travel

  Why I travel   Because I am human, and I inhabit a physical body, my experience of the sacred is automatically spatial. My experience of the spirit translates easily into the architectures of faith. I explore this. I travel. Because I am human, and because I engage my physical senses at every moment, my … Continue reading Why I travel

I have a new favorite hashtag

It's #loveourplanet - check it out on all platforms. Instagram is especially good. Find a photo to tag with this everyday. Enjoy! -Maia http://www.maiakumarigilman.com

Clean Energy Strategies for Urban Resilience

Follow the link to access this presentation about Clean Energy Strategies for Urban Resilience - a good overview in a nutshell.

Leadership

I live in a little village outside of New York City called South Orange, New Jersey. This is an interview with our de facto mayor Alex Torpey, Village President. Alex's time in office took him through the path of Hurricane Sandy, among other environmental issues. Curious to know more, I offered up some questions to Alex, … Continue reading Leadership

Venice, Sea Change

When I pulled the "freehand sketches" card from my editorial calendar inspiration bin, my first thought was to share this quick sketch of Venice, Italy. I drew this on vacation, and was intrigued by the peaks and valleys of the Venetian cityscape, as seen from the top of the Campanile. To tie this into the blog's theme of … Continue reading Venice, Sea Change