On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump scored one of the greatest political upsets in American electoral history. As we approach the anniversary of that victory, it is a good time to take stock of how our oldest elected president is faring. Has he begun draining the Washington swamp? Has he changed the direction of public policy, secured his judicial appointments, regained his political footing after a very rocky start, managed the nation's challenges abroad, and has he dealt with the unexpected crises that plague every White House? We'll endeavor to answer these and other questions about the 45th president of the United States as he approaches the end of his first year in office. His tenure has certainly been entertaining, but we should be getting a good idea of how his effort to transform the American political system is likely to work or fail.
The empty world is the past, a world that was relatively empty of human and human impacts. Today, we live in a world that is filling up with humans and overflowing with human impacts, but we are still mired in empty world thinking that dominates our economic, environmental, and social practices. However, change is upon us and in some areas that change is extremely fast, particularly relative to climate change and the oil and gas industry. Full World Houston is an exploration of where we are heading as a local and global community, from the perspective of economics, ecology, eco-play, eco-spirituality, and the implications that these changes will have on business, on city and regional form, and on each of us.