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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…

Bring Back Shop Class

Do you remember shop class or home economics? Do you know that these kinds of skills are not taught in most schools nowadays? My high school, built pre-World War II, had at one time a woodshop, full machine shop, electrical shop, ceramics shop, auto shop—I could go on. But even by the time I got…

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Discover Your Passion: How one day can change your world

When you discover your passion – everything changes. Sometimes the change is so drastic that someone becomes unrecognizable or acts in a way that you never would have expected them to act. But when you discover your passion – life just gets better. Do you remember your first day of school? I certainly do because…

So Many Sports, So Little Time

I am not a sports guy, at all.  I would rather have my teeth drilled than watch a football game.  Last time I had the opportunity to see a major league baseball game, although I did go with my family, you know what I did?  I sat in the parking lot and drew sketches of…

Everyone Watches The Blacksmith

Imagine red hot steel being pounded on a huge anvil by a person covered in soot and wielding a heavy hammer.  What are they doing, what is that thing they are making?  After repeated stops and starts, moving the steel to and fro in the fires of the furnace, pounding and bending, shaping and forming,…

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You Want to Build It WHERE!?!? Choosing The Location of Zipper Junction

Many times has the choice of location of ZIPPER JUNCTION™ been brought to the forefront of discussion. Some of the experienced big business folks thought it should go in a more populated area with the reasoning that the scale dictates such a location.  Some folks thought it should be centrally located along the east coast, with…

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Who Is Behind The Zipper Junction Project?

It’s all about who you know. I remember one time trying to get help with a major business-phone line problem.  I must have spoken to fifty different people over the course of several days and got nowhere.  The problem was causing huge issues in our day to day operations and I could not get the…