Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What's the "matter" with your food?

Here's a project I did for my Creative Problem Solving Class: I am promoting food choice awareness and invoking this thought. If food matter or ingredients were physically presented with each meal, would you make wiser decisions?

On a cool summer night in Denver,Colorado, I strolled into a local Hamburger joint to start the project. I told employees the project was for my Creative Problem Solving class. Surprisingly, I received enthusiastic feedback from them all, they even took my photo!  One of the women said it looked like artwork and asked what design school I attended, I said Coursera ;).  The other woman related the concept to humane treatment of animals and ingredients.  And bringing to light, odd substances someone may unknowingly place in their body-- pink slime anyone?  She also agreed this could help with over indulgence and obesity in America.

From left to right:
  • Wheat grain, flour and yeast representing the hamburger bun.
  • Grass representing a grass fed cow.
  • Half cut potato representing french fries cooked in sea salt and oil.

For slapstick and chuckles

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grass Blades Sway

Not to be mistaken for rigid sharp,
rather, comforting as a strung harp.

Morning dew resides here,
Sunlight leers, year after year.

Kids' feet step here, 
as they play in cheer.

They sway in play,
eager to tackle future days.

Water them, inspire them and they shall create a higher tier.
Look at them grow, soon they'll speak of inspirational tales of yesteryear.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Take your shot, fear is afraid!

A cool summer breeze occupied the night, a college dive bar resided inside a warm hole on the wall. Patrons sat on both ends of the thermostat.
The plot laid upon worn felt, 
a billiard's tabletop
if only conditioner could smooth the rough animal pelt.

Mistake already made, it was the skeptical beard from the man of many years,
eyelids felt the sneer, rub it in, offer two more beers.

One ball is the ball you must drop,
one misstep, slice the Eight, time to go home, it's only 9'o clock.

Eight ball hugs the side pocket, with not much left.
Opponents snicker, 
your confidence, they have not met.

You tell them One ball in the corner pocket, disbelief occupies their inhale and exhale.  
You sink the One without touching the Eight.  You're setup for success, you sink the eight.
Afterwards, you give a smirk and tell them to breathe ;-)

Strengthen your passion and drive stronger than the surrounding risk of failure.  

Take your shot, fear is afraid!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pop-Tart Love

In flight, my majestic beauty, graceful as a dove.
Support and flow, I'm beneath your wings, hoisting our love.

I've opened my heart.
Please don't eject it from the toaster. I promise my love shall endure longer than a Pop-Tart!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Morning Exercise | Dreams

Dreams that occur overhead,
in the comfort of our own soft bed.

Those dreams occur overnight,
the rest is given to our sight.

Vision without action will never gain tread,
you'll live the procrastinator's dream instead.

Fulfill the dream that consumes your waking moments,
wake up, feed your mind and prepare yourself for more than a sprint.  Inspiration stuck to you, like a sweater laced with lint. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bloggin' on a Whim | Microsoft Surface

Surface Pro 3, what do you think of it?  Innovative design?  Stroke of inspiration missing its flame?

I think the marketing of the Surface Pro 3 is a bit sideways and takes on many perspectives like the letter S at the top of this post....

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Secret Ingredient

Each other to season,
there remains no greater reason.

Touch, inspire, 
roast over desire that roars like fire.

The ingredient to shine brighter than the brightest lumen, is human.
The chef is fumin' he only knows how to cook with cumin.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Become Possible

Innovate the lot, challenge stale thoughts.
One city at a time.
Welcome to the Civic Sandlot!

Patience is a virtue,
Exercised by the exhausted few.

Look down, laces eschew the knot.
Lace up your courage and tie what's not.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


See Saw and teeter
internally the climb is steeper.
Better to assemble a team with an unmetered meter.

Than sitting on a pine
sulking with splinters tucked away in your behind!

Dreamer, evaporate
get heavy and condensate.

Clouds are gone, solutions must spawn,
even before embarking upon the path,
your team's willingness, is mowing uncertainty's lawn!

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Kiss

Some leave you in a bliss,
others take you on a one-way trip,
with no one to miss.

A kiss to endear,
a whisper of courage into their ear,
now your children can face life with a courageous cheer,
Love is now in gear!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Once upon a time there was Startup Weekend Denver 6

Startup Weekend Denver 6 fell in love with everyone that added to the innovative hoopla at Galvanize on 27 Jun. 2014.
We challenged, invited and wrote poems for these individuals, all before knowing them.  It was truly amazing how these teams responded to the challenge.  We playfully rhymed about Raspberry Pi in our invitation post, none of us would have imagined a talented 10 year old girl and her team would make a creative toy and business from it, by golly!  If you would’ve taken a bite out of what everyone pitched, inspirational gumption would’ve ensued.  We asked everyone to turn the innovative page, they emphatically did so! So much so, surveys were sent out asking if anyone needed bandages for papercuts. ;-)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Invitation to Startup Weekend Denver 6

Innovation no longer concealed in a container left to brew,
we may use buildings, but this is not prohibition,
we’re not hiding in a speakeasy, brewing barley in a barrel made from a pew

We encourage you to come out and play, passion can no longer be hidden as a silent rage.
Yes, tears, blood and sweat we shall share while we stitch the fray,
Remember, the Sun still shines even when clouds extend their unwelcomed stay…

Back in 1975 cars were parked in the street and companies were in the garage,
Fast forward to 2014, cars drive themselves, Insta-graming bowls of delicious coleslaw

Starting up from an idea has its risks and rewards, in your heart it may be lodged,
Sitting in a chamber, while supplying an innovative barrage

Need a jolt?  Perhaps run around like a four-legged Colt?
Your destination is the former Rocky Mountain Bank Note

Housed in Galvanize,
Creating innovative ruckus, even more so than fight club, no black eye

After all the hard work, rowdy nerf play and fits of code cry
Everyone winds down, eating a slice of pie
baked from an oven, temperature regulated with a Raspberry Pi.

Creative Jobs and interactive Gates
You are to hunt down your gumption with no escape

Remove intentions scribbled on a rebate,
Actions are cashiers, intentions are bouncing, refusing to thaw on that hard frozen lake.

Solve a problem, add value, your solution must relate.
Dare not faint, put your sweet tooth in a retainer, no one said this would be a piece of cake

Meet the Denver Startup Weekend Team,
Locomotive piped with supportive steam,

Sponsor beams supporting overhead and securing loose seams,
For without them, we’d all be mimes, with no walls to lean.
We invite you, while you’re at it create a meme, the community awaits your validated dream!