The Triangle’s Creative Diversity Problem.

I grew up in what was, and what still is, the whitest county in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Region.  And to this day every time I leave my North Carolina suburb and travel up to my hometown of Westminster, MD I am jarred by the complete and utter lack of cultural diversity. The question about how…

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Searching for Un-Rut Stuckers

Makers of Change are everywhere. They are the people you turn to when you get stuck in a rut. They are the ones who seem to “get it” when you talk about change. When everyone else runs away from things that are different and new, they run towards it. They are the people who can…

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Why the world needs you to become a catalyst.

Years ago I launched a digital workshop. My goal was to teach evaluators and researchers how to design, based on the challenges that evaluators who design would face.  It was exactly how I found success, and built a following, during my own research and evaluation career. The workshop was filled with short courses, activities, and…

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Evaluating Christmas

Anyone else having a Christmas problem? I think there must be something wrong with me. I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I might be getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I’m still not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel. Charlie Brown, you are…

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A Kind of Cartoon Obituary

Two days ago my dad died. But just as I live the rest of my life, I know that there is nothing too serious for cartoons. So here is a set based on the lessons I learned from my dad. It’s not his full story. It’s more a handful of lessons I have taken to…

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Touching the Brain, Welcome to the Age of Engagement

So back in 2016 I was provided the opportunity by the awesome Visitor Studies Association to deliver my first ever keynote. If you ever get the chance to hang out with a bunch of Museum evaluators, you should. They are cool people. Out of all of my presentations, I think it was one of my best. In…

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