"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks" (John Muir) “...unless you’re being hunted by velociraptors, that’s too much, I’m staying inside!” (Thomas Fox)
We’re streaming CreativeMornings over zoom this Friday and talking about nature with a really unique, multi-faceted business leader. You know what… I’m tired of zoom, if this wasn’t going to be interesting, there’s no way I’d show up, but unfortunately, it’s going to be good.. again! (big sigh). I’m discovering more and more just how extroverted I am since after weeks on end apart from people, I am beat! I’m ready to get to the end of this strange time. It feels like the third act of Jurassic Park “I can see the shed from here! We can make it if we run” and then fear and uncertainty are right there to greet my optimism. We’re still getting through this, and I hope that whatever your personal choices are in the days, weeks, months to come, that everyone can be kind to each other as we sort out what is still a lot of unknown territory.
In a grateful change of pace from the pandemic conversation, I'm thinking about the healing power of nature, and 90s movies. I don’t think boomers and older gen xers get enough credit for work towards environmental preservation. Millennials (and the unofficially named younger generation we’ll say are lazy and self-entitled in about a year) seem to blame older people for not changing the world on a dime when we first discovered how things were changing around the mid 20th century. But the stories I heard as a child through media made by the generation before, shaped my world view to see the life cycles of the planet and the importance of our natural world. I’m not alone here, if you didn’t say the two words in the subject line in an Australian accent before opening this email I’d eat my hat. This effort to teach and change the world for a healthier future hasn’t only happened distantly through goliaths of media, it’s happened in real life right here in our neighborhoods, which is why we’ve invited Randy to share his urban farm with us on Friday.
You can download zoom to your phone and login from your patio, backyard, or favorite outdoor space. There isn’t too much for our volunteer team to do other than be present and say hi to some other people building the future around the block. Since we can’t grab quick moments to chat in person at CreativeMornings please feel free to put 15-30 minutes on my calendar so we can connect. Also, I’ll be mailing out this month’s #quotecard to anybody who wants one, drop your mailing address in this form to receive #quotecard by mail.
See you soon - Stay healthy, be safe.
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- 8:30am we will email the zoom conference link to all registered attendees. You Must Register to Receive an event Link.
- 8:30am we will open the zoom event.
- 8:45am we will split participants into random break-out groups of 3-5 people to mimic "community mingling time"
- 9:00am we will re-group in one web-conference room and I will make some announcements and introduce each featured community member one at a time.
Music: (probably me, I don’t have a feature for this month)
Pitches: Mac Love
Pitches: Ashley Hall
Designer QuoteCard Feature: Liz Walker
- 9:20am - Randy will give a 20 minute talk
- 9:40am - we'll open to q and a.
- 10:00am - is the official end of the conference. For people who would like some time to continue we’ll go back to break-out rooms or leave the main conference room open.
- 10:30am - I’ll keep the room open until this time.