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The KonMari Method & Minimalism As An Aspirational Lifestyle

I just finished reading Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” the best seller that’s got millions of people...

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Shared Space, Spontaneity, and Friendship

After I wrote this post about creating culture, community, and public spaces, I came across an article on Vox about how our...


Tucson’s All Souls Procession and Creating (Not Consuming) Culture

I went to The Loft Cinema last night for a special Dia de los Muertos screening of “Many Bones, One Heart,”...

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How Zen Are Your Online Reading Habits?

I have just started a simple daily meditation practice. I am only a few days into the process and it’s...

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A 10-Point Blogging Checklist

In May, I gave a presentation called “Blog Bootcamp” at Tourism Academy in Minneapolis. Tourism Academy brings hundreds of destination...

Will People Use Periscope for Business Shaming?

Will People Use Periscope for Business Shaming?

When it comes to customer service, there are a few clear leaders who do everything they can to maintain customer...