Joy of Going Local

Knowledge of where our food comes from is becoming easier these days, along with sourcing ingredients as local as possible. Good recently shared a nice infographic in this vein, helping to illuminate ways to have a 100-mile Thanksgiving. But what if your meal was literally in your yard? A new video series, The Perennial Plate, shares the endearing story of a Japanese man doing just that with Udon noodles – he grows the wheat on his farm, then serves it up in delicious form at his neighboring restaurant. He puts love into the whole process, stating, “If happiness spreads from what I am doing, I am happy.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.



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