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Not Working: Readings by DW Gibson, Bridgette Lacy, and George Ploghoft

Seredipity? Tomorrow, Sunday Aug 19, at 7pm, there's a very-much work-themed reading event at Carrrack Modern Art in downtown Durham. DW Gibson, whose Not Working Project is now a book and a subject of an upcoming documentary, will read from his book, which was inspired by Studs Terkel's Working, a book on working people. Lacy and Ploghoft are area residents, and have some first-person stories … [Read more...]

Why talk is jazz

We say our roundtables are like improv. Why? Recently, as I was talking to someone I just met, I noticed that there's certain rhythm to how our conversation was flowing. He would talk a little, and then I'd chime in. When there's a pause, how you start up the new topic or a followup question matters, and the exact timing of it, affects the mood of the conversation. There's an audience, … [Read more...]

Announcing TETHER: Conversations About Gravity

At Aether, we talked communication that happens in the air. Now, I want to bring it down to the ground. I'm traveling to Portland, OR next week for an awesome conference called The World Domination Summit. It's hard to explain (and resist/ignore the cheap jabs at the beyond-audacious title), but there will be 1,000 people who are focused on living life on their own terms, and changing the … [Read more...]

Why Yoda was right

Our man said, "DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY." If you want to do something, you have to ship. You have to. You can't talk about it and not do it. Years will pass. YEARS, folks. I am totally serious. Got something that's on that bucket list? Time to start checking stuff off. You can talk about it, but then you might not get to anything until your as old as, well, good old Yod. … [Read more...]