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What do the gears mean?

There will be a lot of moving parts in The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™, just like the gears of an engine or a bicycle.  I’ve created this handy little infographic to show you the many different working parts of Zipper Junction™ and then we’ll break it all down below. As you can see, each gear represents a different facet of…

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The key to happiness

Do you have the key to happiness? Are you happy going to work or school every day? Do you wake up excited to seize the day? I ask you this because not a lot of people are these days. I received a call recently from a customer of mine at Supreme Zipper Industries who just…

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Cross Pollination: How 2+2=5

The existence of Zipper Junction is very much based on the need for (and benefits of) cross-pollination.  All of the individual areas, programs, and facilities within Zipper Junction work together to form a total that is more than simply the sum of the individual parts.  As a sustainable community, nothing here can happen without it…

An exciting thing happened…

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the first ever live ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ event. It was a long time in the making, but the result was more than I could have asked for. The energy created within the Wallenpaupack Area High School* auditorium that night – and the explosion of interest afterwards…

Change is coming…

Change is the only constant that we can rely on. Change happens whether you want it or not. Change happens whether you are ready or not. But if you are constantly ready for it, even on the forefront of it, the likelihood is that you can create an optimal situation for yourself. In this post-9/11…

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Taking The Philosophy of Transparency All The Way

Taking The Philosophy of Transparency All The Way What is transparency anyway? This is a fairly new concept in human culture, business, and anywhere else it’s been applied. For our purposes, by definition, transparency is: easy to perceive and open to public scrutiny. At Zipper Junction™, we aim to take this ALL THE WAY. The…

Town Hall Meeting For The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project

There will be a town hall-style meeting at the Wallenpaupack Area High School on April 22, 2015 at 7 PM to introduce the local community to The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ and answer questions; this meeting is open to the public. The ultimate goal of this Project is to create a destination for people of all…

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How Music Can Influence The Mind

How Music Can Influence the Mind Do you know how much music can influence the mind? As I sit here and type, I can hear the sounds of The Underwater Sounds coming from the other room – concentration and focus come easily. Where for days I have been distracted, today I am focused and prepared…

What is a maker?

What is a Maker?

What is a maker? What is a maker? We use the term maker a lot with reference to Zipper Junction™ and it’s a word that’s growing in use. So what is a maker, you ask? Well, let’s break it down – my great Aunt used to make the most delicious almond cookies – it was…

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Charlie Reisinger and Penn Manor School District – How Far Trust Goes

Charlie Reisinger from the Penn Manor School District is setting a great example for instilling trust back into youth. It’s a pillar of open source philosophy – trust. Often we are brought up to believe that we must earn trust, rather than just maintain it. The Penn Manor School District story really inspired me and…