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It’s because you waved

“It’s because you waved,” said Luke.  In his early twenties and studying intercultural studies in Omaha, Luke was the first person to stop and engage in conversation with me as part of this project, a couple of 830 mile long conversations. He stopped because of that wave and my welcome. It is premature to begin filtering for commonalities, though I can say that the people I engaged with, whether at Millard branch library in Omaha, West Point, Pender and Wayne, demonstrated a curiosity and willingness to interact. For his part, Luke had moved when he was 13 to Spain with his family (his Dad did missionary work and was a military contractor). Luke lived in Europe for 5 years. It remains to be seen if broad exposure to different cultures is a theme arising out of this project, but it is impossible not to want to explore that thought as I go. It is at this time worth noting, perhaps, my own capacity to be curious and to engage. The point building up to the …

Omaha World-Herald Story

The talented Casey Logan recently wrote a marvelous article about the project in the Omaha World-Herald. Casey is an attendee at many Squishtalks events, including a turn as the mystery presenter at the third Arthaus12 where he provoked conversation around the “art of truth.” I was thrilled that Casey’s interest in conversation and a good story led him to pen the piece, which you can read here.

Interview with Michael Lyon, KIOS FM

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Michael Lyon, Local Anchor – Morning Edition, on our NPR affiliate, KIOS FM, as part of its events calendar programming. This was the first collaboration of several with Michael as KIOS shall be following a couple of 830 mile long conversations as it progresses. Tune to KIOS 91.5 FM and journey with me. In the meantime, listen to Tuesday’s interview below.