Gater Snacks

So much good stuff to share! The internets are ‘splodin with yummies.

{Rocked My Socks Off} Josh Hanagarne’s “How To Have Tourette’s Part 16: Permission To Fall Apart”

This is one of the most moving things I’ve ever read. Period. Josh writes it best, so I’ll just say: Get on over to The World’s Strongest Librarian and read this piece.

{Blog love} Peace & Projects

Understated. Thought-provoking. Challenging. Melissa Gorzela writes with honesty, vulnerability–and with power. Peace & Projects is one of the few blogs that I’ve subscribed to come directly to my inbox (most blogs I keep up with via RSS) – it’s just THAT good.

{Social Entrepreneurship} The Unreasonable Institute

I have a crush. On the Unreasonable Institute (here in Boulder, Colorado in fact!). They do SUCH amazing work.

From their website, this is what joining the forces of being Unreasonable means…

“We unite up to 25 high-impact social entrepreneurs from around the world to attend our intensive 10-week summer institute. There, we will incubate their ventures with rigorous skill training and expert mentorship. At the end of the ten weeks, we will connect our Fellows with the start-up capital and global network of support needed to give their ventures wings.”

They recently posted an article on their blog, “Where Are All the Women.” I often think about–and discuss–this topic. Although I’m not so sure about the image used in the post (the characters from Sex in the City), I really appreciate that Unreasonable is willing to ask what they can do to make a change. {May I suggest that they hire me…? ;)} Because this is an important issue, here are a couple of related posts I found compelling:

Okay. Clearly I need to make this a blog post in the near future. :)

{Project} It Starts With Us

Do you have 15 minutes each week to help people? To make a difference? Join the ItStartsWith.Us A-Team. I joined several months ago, and have enjoyed the “missions” — simple, heartfelt…and usually I come out on the other side having learned a little more about people around me–and about myself. Being part of the A-Team has also taught me to pay more attention to the little things.

Nate St. Pierre, the founder of ItStartsWith.Us, is one of the hardest-working people I know. You can follow Nate on Twitter here and fan ItStartsWith.Us on Facebook here.

{Tune} Carolina Chocolate Drops – Ol’ Corn Likker

A new take on a traditional string band. LOVE IT. Thanks to my friend Nirvan for introducing me to the Carolina Chocolate Drops!

{Funny} “It’s like a vampire, but awesome.”

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{GUEST POST! YESSSSS!} At Denvelopers.com: “Approaching Creativity as a Work-in-Progress”

An important addendum to today’s gater snacks…the smart and talented guys at Denvelopers invited me–and many other people–to guest post. They gave us free rein topic-wise, and I chose to talk about creativity — Approaching Creativity as a Work-in-Progress. Go on over and have a gander — comment liberally — there’s lots of good stuff happening in the comments. How do you stay creative in the social web? I’d love to know!

And have a look around the Denvelopers site. There are lots of other great posts! I really respect the approach that the ‘velopers, Mark Mann and Kyle Davis, are taking.

Denvelopers is:

a social business run by mad scientists and friendly activists. We are always inventing new and interesting ways to develop brands. Our unique approach is a mix of Picasso and Einstein – cutting edge solutions that look out-of-this-world.

Thanks for having me, Denvelopers!

  • I lol’d at the walrus. Thanks, Cali!

    • You’re welcome, Nate. Thank YOU for changing the world.

      I mean it.

  • I lol’d at the walrus. Thanks, Cali!

    • You’re welcome, Nate. Thank YOU for changing the world.

      I mean it.

  • Thanks for the mention–glad you enjoyed the post. And, yeah, it’s definitely a conversation that needs to be had in earnest.

    • Oy – yes, a conversation that needs to happen across disciplines and across um, genders. I want men to be talking about this, too! Thanks for your thoughtful post!

  • Thanks for the mention–glad you enjoyed the post. And, yeah, it’s definitely a conversation that needs to be had in earnest.

    • Oy – yes, a conversation that needs to happen across disciplines and across um, genders. I want men to be talking about this, too! Thanks for your thoughtful post!

  • Aw, so honored to be a gator snack. THANK YOU. Your description made my night. Heart!

    (That and the walrus.)

  • Aw, so honored to be a gator snack. THANK YOU. Your description made my night. Heart!

    (That and the walrus.)

    • Big-time heart!

  • Love the walrus pic. So cute! And of course, Josh Hanagarne is a mainstay in my “awesome, must read” category.

    • Yes, Josh Hanagarne is stellar. I don’t miss a post. :) Thanks for stopping by, Jenny!

  • Love the walrus pic. So cute! And of course, Josh Hanagarne is a mainstay in my “awesome, must read” category.

    • Yes, Josh Hanagarne is stellar. I don’t miss a post. :) Thanks for stopping by, Jenny!