"Zen Earth" Posts on ValleyZen

Ambassador Bill Lane, Spirit of the West – 1919-2010

08.11.10 | Category: Valley History, Zen Earth

Bill Land and Drue's painting of the Red BarnI was deeply saddened by the news of Amb. Bill Lane’s death. It’s hard to believe his larger-than-life presence has disappeared. But maybe it hasn’t…

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Drue’s Art in the First In-Space Art Exhibit on Richard Garriott’s Space Mission

10.17.08 | Category: Asymmetry, Breaking News, Power Zen, Valley Future, Video, Zen Earth

Drue's painting UP!On Sunday, famed video game developer Richard Garriott launched into space aboard a Soyuz TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. For more than $30 million, he has become the sixth private citizen to travel into orbit.

The Russian rocket lifted off on schedule at 1:01 p.m. (3:01 a.m. EDT), carrying precious cargo including a revolutionary experiment in art —the first in-space art exhibition. Highlighting the importance of private space travel to future generations, Garriott is hosting this zero-gravity art exhibition. Included is an original brush painting by Drue Kataoka, created for this historic
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GOOGLE.org’s Larry Brilliant

05.15.08 | Category: Video, Zen Earth

Google.org's Larry Brilliant and ValleyZen's Drue Kataoka

Set against the backdrop of the warmest weather yet this year, Dr. Larry Brilliant’s talk about our global problems took on even more urgency.

As he spoke about climate change, I thought of the weatherman earlier this morning, “Scorching hot today…Get ready for the triple digits.”

The heat inside the lecture room was appropriate. As Brilliant explained Google.org’s initiative to Develop Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal (RE less than C), there was no escape for the audience into air-conditioned complacency. Bodies against bodies…

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ValleyZen on ABC’s View from the Bay Today at 3pm PST

04.14.08 | Category: Simplicity, Video, Zen Earth

ABC's View from the BayToday ValleyZen was featured on ABC-TV’s View from the Bay.

Watch the View from the Bay segment.

View photos from today’s interview.

The executive producers asked Drue to talk about…

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ValleyZen Shuts Down for Earth Hour

03.29.08 | Category: Asymmetry, Zen Earth

Subtracting superfluous energy.

Removing excess light.

Entering the void.

Those ideas resonate with us at ValleyZen.

So, in harmony with millions of others in 25 cities around the world, at 8pm we’re shutting down—for one hour…

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