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“They” are not going to fix this

Recently I shared a meme within The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ Facebook Group. It was a quote from famous American painter, printmaker, cartoonist, and illustrator / writer of children’s books, Don Freeman. The quote:    The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ is a non-profit organization and as such, we cannot, and do not, endorse candidates for public office…

Getting to the root cause of the issue – I’ve found it!

The Answers Can Only Be Found Within Our Youth Years ago (hard to imagine saying that), when the first inklings of The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ started rattling around in my head, I really had no idea what I was contemplating. There were several forces at play – from personal trials and tribulations to my observances…

Why Things Never Get Done!

The other day I was reviewing social media posts and catching up on some friend’s pages and sites I follow. A good friend posted the following meme and it caught my eye. I would like to give credit to its creator, but there was none listed anywhere. Regardless of who wrote the piece, it certainly…

We are better than this

There’s something happening in our country that has never really been seen to the extent that we are seeing play out today. I am talking about the political polarization that is happening in the United States. I feel so called to share it here on The ZIPPER JUNCTION™ Project page because we are an organization…

Adulting – What the heck does that mean??

Have you seen or heard this word on the internet (or God forbid) in real life? Adulting Apparently the younger generation of adults have coined this term to refer to doing things they see as “adult” activities, like going to the doctor to get something checked out, investing in a 401k, or something as simple…

Volunteerism – or the lack thereof… What the heck is going on?!

I recently shared a post regarding a Northeastern Pennsylvania  school PTA that was looking for people to volunteer for concession stand duty, but they were having a heck of a time getting folks to help. Comments ensued and the general topic of volunteerism surfaced, or should I say the general lack of volunteerism surfaced.  The…

Our Not-So-Secret Ingredient

Here at The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™, we pride ourselves on being a non-profit entity, an organization for the people, by the people. We also know the importance of a tightly run ship – one that runs like one of the most finely tuned businesses out there. And yet, we also know that power lies in…

Find us at Wally Lake Fest!

This weekend, August 26-28, marks the biggest event of the year in the Lake Region – Wally Lake Fest! Here at The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™, we’re committed to seeing this community grow bigger and better! So that’s why we’re excited to return again to Wally Lake Fest! Are you going to be in the area…

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An Information RE-Boot

America’s Problem: No Towns Being Built (or old ones rebuilt) When was the last time you heard of a new town being built? Seriously, when? Decades ago in some history class describing the American Frontier, maybe? Now that’s not the ONLY problem the US has, in fact, the US has a lot of problems –…

Are you listening?

Meagan Ruppert here, a member off the ZIPPER JUNCTION™ team. I have a special message for you today… In the spirit of our nation’s recent birthday – and freedom and the pursuit of happiness – I have been feeling deeply called to begin speaking louder. Speaking louder about what, you ask? There are a lot…