Wriggling and Wriggling

As February begins the lid has certainly been cut off the tough shell of this project. The whole month is set to be a lot of wriggling movements so that we are able to emerge as a vulnerable creature as we enter into the caterpillar stage.

Mindset. Flow. Hope.

Creating a Festival experience for all involved is an opening up of oneself to possibility.  This possibility is intrinsically linked to hope.  We all crave to be in an environment where hope is alive. The goal is to give this to each person—even if it is a small amount. 

Toughen Part 3

In any good exercise regime there are times when your muscles are sore and all you want to do is quit. You push through and arrive on the other side stronger. In the past couple of weeks, I keep coming back to this idea.  

Toughening Part 2

For any business, non-profit or for-profit, strength gets sustained when you get your financing just right. Knowing the parameters, you have to play in at least five years into the future. While shifts inevitably occur, this is always the goal.


When you can’t control what is happening, challenge yourself to control that way you respond to what is happening.

That is where your power is.

Toughening Part 1

Beginning the hiring process for the Project Manager triggers many other steps for Phase 2. Like, the Project Manager will need a contract. With the building acquisition, we had, what I like to call, the best lawyer in DC. He’s actually on the “Top 100 List of Best Lawyers” every year--so he really is the best. Also, he is cool. He is a bee keeper, rides his bike everywhere no matter the weather, has been to Montana, speaks like a human and not a lawyer.

It is what it is: the cycle

The months ahead are full of many beginnings but also so many endings. It is through the endings that we will reach the series of beginnings that are required to navigate the organization through this major evolution.