You Want To Do What?!

Hi Friend,   When it came to choosing the location for Zipper Junction™, everyone seemed to have an opinion.Some of the experienced big business folks thought it should go in a well-populated area with the reasoning that the scale dictates such a location.  Some folks thought it should be centrally located along the east coast,…

The Influence of Music

Hi Friend, Music is powerful. Music helped moved an entire generation to stand up for what they believed in back in the 60’s. Music can inspire hope, it can bring you to tears, it can help you focus and it can change your mood.If we can inspire people with sound, then we intend to do so in a…

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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?

Hi Friend, You might be wondering what on a earth a maker is. I figured I’d take the guess work out of it and share with you this article I wrote. It will shed some light on just what a maker is. Because at the roots of it all, Zipper Junction™ is really about makers in…

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…

I know you get it.

Hi Friend, I’ve tried my best to explain the desperate need of our society for something like Zipper Junction™. I’ve received so many positive responses from people who “get it”. Do you? It’s going to take a lot to get this project in full motion. We’ve got a team that is working every day to spread the word getting The ZIPPER…

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…

This keeps me up at night

My Friend, I write today to share, to vent, and to awaken what I know is within you. It keeps me up at night, infiltrates my every thought, and drives me to find ways to make it a reality.  The passion I have for this project – of helping people to get more from their…

Anything of importance seems impossible… at first!

Hi Friend, The question being asked over and over again: WHAT IS ZIPPER JUNCTION™?The truth is, ZIPPER JUNCTION™ is a bit difficult to describe, especially quickly. Nothing like it has ever been conceived before, let alone constructed and operated. In this fast paced information age few people have the time to spend a few extra…