Where's the merch?

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. 

— Seneca

Did you think I was going to sell you a t-shirt, ball cap, or sticker with my name on it and weave a tall tale about fair trade and eco-friendly production? I guess you don't know me that well.

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.


Old is the new new. 

That's right, I don’t want you to buy anything new--the Earth is already clothed enough (just look at your local thrift shops). I would rather you spend your money on my books and music, or simply donate to my coffee fund. Or go buy some other artist's works.

Textile industries are among the biggest polluters of our inland waterways and oceans. Fashion companies often hide behind squeaky clean ad campaigns and greenwashed marketing language, but that doesn't hide the dirty truth about how much the Western addiction to consuming the latest and greatest uglies and ruins our planet.

Instead of buying new fast fashion or gimmicky merch, try these alternatives: