Immediate Now

Buzzwords One of the buzzwords that should signify the expectation that things happen right now, whether or not that’s a good thing. Customer service? We want it now. Attention, please. Now. Presenting, the immediate now. The immediate now is often expected in real-time messaging. How do we respond to messages that ask for an immediate …

Human Rights

Photo Human rights = a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person Celebrations December 10 Human Rights Day http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/spanish/humanrights Hashtag: #HumanRightsDay Headlines https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-29/universal-human-rights-un-declaration-and-history/10418226 http://unseenamericas.com/2015/05/jaguar-dance-marks-close-of-euro-caravana-43/ Recommended listening Reassessing the narrative of universal human rights – Can a reassessment of the history of human rights help us explain current threats to personal freedoms …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Access

Photo: Zion Parking Ron Mader: One of the cornerstones of Planeta.com is a commitment toward greater access to information and the physical world. Too often the online paywalls and barriers impair our curiosity. We champion open access, particularly when it comes to reading and interacting with conservation and cultural resources on the Web. This parallels …

Yoga

Photo: Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Parivritta Parsvakonasana Yoga is one of the six systems of Indian philosophy. The word ‘yoga’ originates from the sanskrit root yuj which means Union. On the spiritual plane, it means union of the Individual Self with the Universal Self. Yoga is the union of the body, mind, emotions and intellect. Sage …

Editors

Poster Planeta.com thanks friends for contributing directly on this website. We are testing how to add editors for those who wish to add stories, preview and recap events, and engage in a dynamic conversation of sorts via the social web. Recruiting former readers and writers in our 20+ year slow adventure on the Web. Recruiting …

Conscious Travel

Photo: Labyrinth Conscious Travel = Being mindful of the impact and opportunities within travel as hosts and visitors and taking action to advance the best possible outcomes for all Conscious travel and tourism are terms favored by Planeta.com. Simply put, it is traveling with one’s conscience and connecting with others in a particular place. Empathy …

Beautiful

Adjectives Beautiful = pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically Beauty is a characteristic that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction Wikipedia Beauty Also see: Nizhóní = That is beautiful = Bonito (Diné) Translating: Fill your eyes with beauty Spanish: Llena tus ojos con la belleza French: Remplissez vos yeux avec la beauté Quotes …