Is Social Media Social?

Hi Friend, With all this 24/7 connectivity, I’ve got to ask you…Does social media make us more or less social? We are more aware of the problems of the world than ever before, but does that mean we are taking MORE or LESS action? Read the latest on the blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts……

Is Social media social, well not always, is it?

Is social media social? Well.. not always… Several years ago I had no social media profile or presence at all. I wasn’t on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any of the multitude of platforms that existed. I thought there really was no good reason for me to personally get involved in this 24/7/365 info-fest that so many…

Republican, Democrat, or……..something else!?!

Republican, Democrat… Or Something Else?!

Hi Friend, Labels are dangerous things.To place a simple label on a place, a person, or worse yet an entire group of people does no good at all! It does not solve anything, it only makes things worse, more polarizing in every way. In light of the seemingly endless challenges our society faces at local, state…

Republican, Democrat, or……..something else!?!

Republican, Democrat, or……..something else!?!

Republican, Democrat, or……..something else!?! Labels are dangerous things. To place a simple label on a place, a person, or worse yet an entire group of people does no good at all! It does not solve anything, it only makes things worse, more polarizing in every way. In light of the seemingly endless challenges our society…

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Why Music Makes Me Happy

Hi Friend Last week I spoke about the fact that I don’t know all of the answers. And so we wanted to share some outside perspectives on some Zipper Junction™ aspects.I am reaching out to share some fresh perspective on passion! Hannah Weibley is a young cellist who’s passion is playing music. She’s got a great…

Hannah Weibley

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…

I don’t know all the answers

Hi Friend Throughout the process of speaking with more and more folks about Zipper Junction™, including the Town Hall Meeting we hosted some weeks back, and how I see the future of the project coming together, I hear a common misconception that needs to be addressed:Many folks seem to think I have all the answers – I…

Play, Learn, Work

Hi Friend I hope you are enjoying the process as we continue to break down all the parts of Zipper Junction™. This week I wanted to dive into another one of our litmus tests for inclusion within the walls of Zipper Junction™. This test is where we determine if something is useful for play, for learning and for…

Play, Learn, Work – The Three Faces of Each Shop

In order for anything to be included in the shops at Zipper Junction™, it must fulfill three components – it must create an opportunity for people to play, learn, and work. Similar to the requirement of cross-pollination-ability, every single inclusion in the outside-in town must be able to fulfill a requirement at the core, front-end, and…

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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…