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Archive for November, 2011
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Folk musician Ellis Delaney sat down with me for an hour during a break from performing at Planet Bluegrass’ Folks Fest, 2011. Ever eloquent and Buddhist-inspired, Ellis’ interviews always remind me that being here now is the best place to be. In this video interview, Ellis discusses how life and her touring schedule changed when her baby, Ruby, was born April 2011. Having and loving a baby, she says, reaffirmed her love of performing, and she now feels like she’s writing the “best songs she has ever written.” She also reflects on her latest album, “Right on Time.”
Sunday, November 13th, 2011
Malcolm Daly, 55, feeds his soul by feeding his friends—mole, paella, margs; sharing food is his favorite way to develop the sense of community he thrives on. Ever since two near-death experiences rocked his world in 1999 and 2004, Daly has gregariously shared his life and stories with others. These days, the founder of Great Trango Holdings and former avid first-ascensionist still designs equipment as a consultant, but more often than not you will find him publicizing the nonprofit he now directs—Paradox Sports—from behind the grill at climbing events, where he makes a mean pancake.
Read the full Climbing article by Lizzy Scully by clicking here.
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Heidi Wirtz and Lizzy Scully traveled to Pakistan in 2006 to climb the Ogre’s Thumb on the Biafo Glacier. Due to various obstacles–an accident, rock fall, etc–the ladies failed in their endeavor. However, they learned a lot along the way, including what makes a good partner.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Writer & outdoor adventurer Lizzy Scully jumped into a print journalism career just out of graduate school. But within a few years she wanted to give back to some of the international communities she had visited, and so founded the nonprofit Girls Education International. There, she realized her passion for community building, which she achieved via traditional public relations avenues as well as through the use of online social media platforms. Lizzy & her staff now work with a half dozen businesses along the Front Range of Colorado.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Eve Hersh started out as an intern for Merge This Media, but that lasted just one month. This recent University of Colorado graduate has already become so key to the team that we asked her to work a more full-time schedule as our Communications Associate. Eve writes and edits blog posts, Facebook posts and tweets; she is spearheading the development of the Strategy of Engagement for Girls Education International; and she compiles the enewsletter for Experience Boutique, among other things. More about Eve to come…
Friday, November 4th, 2011
Marian Stonacek grew up in a family of six self-reliant girls (and her father), all of whom knitted, crocheted, and were incredibly crafty. After all, growing up on a farm in Berthoud, Colo., meant all family members used their hands a lot.
“If we were self sufficient, we could fix the tractor, grow the garden, can food, and take care of every day stuff,” Stonacek explains. She credits that self-reliance as honing her strong work ethic and never-ending desire to use her hands. It was only natural, she says, that she eventually developed a deep love for arts and crafts. Stonacek makes pottery and colorful jewelry of all kinds, from strung beaded necklaces to copper and jade earrings, to her favorite new endeavor, enamel pendants. And now, after having raised two children and worked at various jobs that she loved but wasn’t necessarily passionate about, Stonacek is ready to take her life in a new direction.
“My goal is to spend more time in my studio and make more of my income from jewelry,” she says of her Longmont-based art, jewelry, and pottery workshop. She also has a brand new website, here.
All photos courtesy of Marian Stonacek.
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