cross-pollination

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…

transparency

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…

how music can influence the mind

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…

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…