James David Morgan | April 11, 2010
What is it that Groundswell does?  We're so happy to say that we don't yet know.We're a collective that has produced work at the intersection of art and activism for four years, and in that time we've primarily worked noncommercially to produce art works, a journal, a blog, a barter network, materials for movement organizations, and more. We are all-volunteer, worker-owned and run, and we...
Scott Ballum | April 6, 2010
In our first video profile, we talk to Taylor Mork, Co-owner of Brooklyn and Chicago based Crop to Cup Coffee Company.Video not loading correctly? Watch it here on the Sheepless.org Vimeo Channel.TRANSCRIPTTaylor Mork: The overall goal of the company is to help coffee farmers—small, older, family farmers—move more coffee at a better price.So the idea is to help farmers make a real business out of...
Erin Loechner | March 29, 2010
I hate networking. I know, I know. Total heresy. Let me explain…Networking, in the traditional sense, makes my stomach churn. You know the scenario. Business cards, three piece suits, Las Vegas conferences. The norm. Sure, it may work, but it lacks one key ingredient in a successful personal relationship: sincerity.I’m a firm believer that if you can’t offer sincerity, you can’t offer much....
Scott Ballum | March 22, 2010
San Diego’s Velo Cult looks the part of a really hardcore, if somewhat trendy, bike shop and it’s owner, Sky Boyer, appears the quintessential bearded gear-head. But anyone who keeps walking when they pass the wide open gate, soaring ceilings, and vintage originals is missing more than half the story. This is not a place where greasy, scabby-kneed road warriors intimidate you with their superior...
Scott Ballum | February 12, 2010
It was quite remarkable to get a personal shout-out from the President of the United States last week. Amidst the ovations--some bi-partisan and some quite partisan--I heard a President say that it was small businesses that were going to get this country back on its feet again. He talked dramatically about a national belt-cinching, and described pulling this country forward in a manner that...
Scott Ballum | January 14, 2010
The Linkery in San Diego’s North Park is one of the hottest, if not the most recommended, farm-to-table, high caliber restaurant around. But if owner Jay Porter were in the same position now as he was in 2004, he certainly wouldn’t open a restaurant again. Jay is an unlikely restaraunteur. A former project manager for consumer electronics and direct TV applications, he found himself making great...