Top Ten Reasons to Build ZIPPER JUNCTION

This is really simple, a list of the top ten most compelling reasons to build (and operate) ZIPPER JUNCTION™. Let’s see your feedback on the list in the comments! Have at it!!! 1 – Bring honor back to “the trades” a.k.a. blue collar work and workers. Over the past several decades “the trades” have gotten…

Art in Everything

This week, we welcome Casey Alexander Smith, one of The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™’s senior advisors, as our guest blogger. One recent Friday I spent the better part of my day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with my aunt. This particular aunt, like many in my family, spent the first part of her career in…

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Do schools suppress creativity?

There is a hot debate today in the world of education: do schools suppress creativity? From what I’ve seen, students are encouraged to go into “plausible” careers and taught to score high on standardized tests so they can be shipped off to a good college. Nowhere do I see creativity as something that is encouraged….

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Why music makes me happy

Everyone has something that gives him or her endless joy. Some will find it in coming up with physics theories all day. Some will find it in teaching. People might find it in bringing justice in court. Others can find it in giving patients medicine and healing them.   I happen to have found my…

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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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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…

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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…