1977 Internet

As the internet of things creeps ever closer to an A.I. take over I am compelled to pause and think about where we are at with the internet. Our days begin and end with connecting online but have we given much thought to how the internet now connects all things and if all things are connected what do have left that we control in our lives? I pause and look back at this site map of the original internet of 1977.  Forty plus years later we have come a long way but is it for the best?

Every Business Open To All


As an Arizona business owner, I can not even fathom not working with anyone based on their gender, sexual orientation, race, class, age, religion or otherwise. I recognize that other business owners may feel differently. How unfortunate for them as any discrimination means missing out on experiencing the richness that is all of humankind. Together we can all work every day to create a landscape where no one ever has to experience such hate.

This is an issue not of who to serve or not serve, this is about dignity. As the Supreme Court decides if the homophobic cake maker in Colorado has a right to discriminate we should all take a look at our own practices and behaviors. We can all do better, speak up more and support those with fewer rights then we have ourselves.

For more on the case click HERE.

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Time: How to Steal it, Shop for it, and Invent it!

I am giving a talk on Time Management called Time: How to steal it, shop for it and Invent it!

Join me this week on Wednesday night April 19th from 6 – 8 pm

It is FREE! Please just rsvp so they have enough snacks and handouts.  Hosted at the Mesa Art Center as part of the Well Feed Artist Series by Creative Catalysts. Also, you do not have to be an artist to attend – these ideas are pretty universal. 

The Well Fed Artist Workshop Series:

Creative Catalysts brings you more FREE workshops for maker trying to make it! In this workshop, Cyndi Coon will talk about how to make the most of your time. She will talk about how to harness time to your advantage and how you actually do have more time then you realize in a given day. And what is the most valuable to us? OUR TIME!

6:00 pm Networking & Refreshments
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Workshop


Jen Gastelum at jennifer.gastelum@mesaartscenter.com

All workshops are free and open to everyone. Refreshments provided

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Twitter the site for Rouge Resistance


Twitter has fast become the site for Rouge Resistance in US government agencies.


Here is a list of all US Govts rogue Twitter accounts fighting #45 on his crackdown on science. From Core 77


There is no way to verify who is posting from each account; and because the larger agencies like NASA and the EPA have multiple rogue accounts, we have to follow, listen, see and thoughtfully decide for ourselves what is real and what is fake. 

Digital advocacy strategist and consultant Alice Stollmeyer, has dubbed this Twitter resistance movement “#twistance,”. She has compiled an exhaustive list of every agency she could find. Here’s the http://www.core77.com/posts/60230/Heres-a-List-of-All-the-US-Govts-Rogue-Twitter-Accounts-Fighting-Trumps-Crackdown-on-ScienceLIST:



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alternative CDC @Alt_CDC

Unofficial unaffiliated resistance account by concerned scientists for humanity.

Environmental Protection Agency

AltEPA @ActualEPAFacts

He can take our official Twitter but he’ll never take our FREEDOM. UNOFFICIALLY resisting at the @EPA.

altEPA @altUSEPA

The Unofficial “Resistance” team of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Not taxpayer subsidised! Environmental conditions may vary from alternative facts.

Stuff EPA Would Say @EPAWouldSay

We post info that Donald Trump censors. We report what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would say. Chime in w/ #StuffEPAWouldSay

U.S. EPA – Ungagged @ungaggedEPA

Ungagged news, links, tips, and conversation that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is unable to tell you. Not directly affiliated with @EPA.

Food and Drug Administration

AltFDA @alt_fda

Uncensored FDA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Resistance_NASA @ResistanceNASA

We are a #Resist sect of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Rogue NASA @RogueNASA

The unofficial “Resistance” team of NASA. Not an official NASA account. Not managed by gov’t employees. Come for the facts, stay for the snark.


The unofficial #resist team of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

National Institutes of Health

Alternative NIH @Alt_NIH

Unofficial group of science advocates. Stand up for science, rights, equality, social justice, & ultimately, for the health of humanity. Parody Account.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Rogue NOAA @RogueNOAA

Research on our climate, oceans, and marine resources should be subject to peer [not political] review. *Not an official NOAA account*

Alternative NOAA @altNOAA

The Unofficial “Resistance” team of the NOAA. Account not tax payer subsidized. We study the oceans, and the atmosphere to understand our planet. #MASA

U.S. Arctic Research Commission


USARC’s main duties are to develop an integrated national Arctic research policy and to assist in establishing an Arctic research plan to implement it.

U.S. Board on Geographic Names


Raising awareness of climate change and other threats posed by science denial. Not affiliated with the US gov or the Board of Geographic Names. #Resist

U.S. Department of Agriculture

AltUSDA @altusda

Resisting the censorship of facts and science. Truth wins in the end.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

AltUSFWSRefuge @AltUSFWSRefuge

The Alt U.S. Fish Wildlife Service (AltUSFWSRefuge) is dedicated to the conservation, protection and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats


The Alt U.S. Fish Wildlife Service (AltUSFWS) is dedicated to the conservation, protection and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats

U.S. Forest Service

AltUSForestService @AltForestServ

The unofficial, and unsanctioned, “Resistance” team of the U.S. Forest Service. Not an official Forest Service account, and not publicly funded!

U.S. National Weather Service

AltNWS @AlternativeNWS

The Unofficial Resistance team of U.S. National Weather Service. Not taxpayer subsidized! Come for non-partisan science-based weather, water, and climate info.


Badlands National Park Service

AltBadlandsNatPark @AltBadlandsPark

You’ll never shut us down, Drumpf!

Alt-Badlands NPS @AltBadlandsNPS

Bigly fake #badlandsnationalpark. ‘Sad!’ – Donald J Trump. #badlands #climate #science #datarefuge #resist #resistance

BadHombreLands NPS @BadHombreNPS

Unofficial feed of Badlands NP. Protecting rugged scenery, fossil beds, 244,000 acres of mixed-grass prairie & wildlife from two-bit cheetoh-hued despots.

BadlandsNPSFans @BadIandsNPSFans

Shmofficial fake feed of South Dakota’s Badlands National Park (Great Again™ Edition) Account not run by park employees, current or former, so leave them alone.

Glacier National Park

AltGlacierNPS @AltGlacierNPS

The unofficial Twitter site for Glacier National Park of Science Fact.

GlacierNPS @GlacierNPSAlt

The alternative Twitter site for Glacier National Park.

Hot Springs National Park

AltHot Springs NP @HotSpringsNPS

The Resistance Account of America’s First Resort and Preserve. Account Run By Friends of HSNP.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Alt Hi Volcanoes NP @AltVolcanoes_NP

The Unofficial “Resistance” team of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Not taxpayer funded.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

AltLassenVolcanicNP @AltLassenNPS

The Unofficial “Resistance” team. Within peaceful mountain forests you will find hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots and people ready to fight for science.

Mount Rainier National Park Service

AltMountRainier @AltMtRainier

Official #Resistance Team – We are the voice of the #Mountain! Supporting @NotAltWorld. Not taxpayer subsidized! Run by Non-Govt Parties.

Olympic National Park

AltOlympicNPS @olympicRogueNPS

Unofficial resistance team of the Olympic National Park. protecting what’s important and fighting fascism with science.

Rocky Mountain National Park

AltUSNatParkService @AltNatParkSer

The Unofficial “Resistance” team of U.S. National Park Service. Not taxpayer subsidised! Come for rugged scenery, fossil beds, 89 million acres of landscape

AltRockyNPS @AltRockyNPS

Unofficial account that is being held for people associated with RMNP. DM if you might be interested in it.

U.S. National Park Service

ALTUSNatParkSer @ALTUSNatParkSer

The Unofficial team of U.S. National Park Service. Not taxpayer subsidised! Come for rugged scenery, fossil beds, 89 million acres of landscape

NatlParksUnderground @NatParkUndrgrnd

We post the information Donald Trump censors #FindYourPark #NPS100

Yellowstone National Park

AltYellowstoneNatPar @AltYelloNatPark

We are a group of employees and scientists in Yellowstone national park. We are here to continue providing the public with important information

Yosemite National Park

AltYosemite @AltYosemite

Unofficial Resistance Team. Not officially associated with Yosemite National Park or the National Park Service in any way.



Unofficial and unaffiliated resistance account by concerned scientists for humanity. Parody.

The Alt NPS and EPA @altNPSandEPA

Real news regarding the NPS, EPA, climate science and environmentalism

Angry National Park @AngryNatlPark

Preserving the ecological and historical integrity of National Parks while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment dammit all.

March for Science @ScienceMarchDC

NWS Podunk @NWSPodunk

U.S. Science Service @NatlSciService

Uncensored & unofficial tweets re: the science happening at the @EPA, @USDA, @NatlParkService, @NASA, @NOAA etc.

#ClimateChangeIsReal     #DefendScience

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Are You Fired Up? Ready To Go?

It is time to be on watch. Each one of us must pay attention in this new post truth era. Get active, use your voice. We have to tell congress that we are no longer asleep at the wheel. 

For my Arizona friends and neighbors I have compiled a list of AZ Senators and Representatives. Every time we feel like something is crazy, ill considered or down right dangerous we have to call them and let them know that we at home will keep them accountable.

If you don’t live in AZ compile your own list, for your state and share it.

Here is the AZ list:

AZ Senators

McCain, John – (R – AZ)


Phoenix Office

2201 East Camelback Road
Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Main: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (855) 952-8702


Prescott Office

122 North Cortez Street
Suite 108
Prescott, AZ 86301
Main: (928) 445-0833
Fax: (928) 445-8594


Tucson Office

407 West Congress Street
Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85701
Main: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637

Washington Office

218 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-2235

Contact: www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Twitter: @SenJohnMcCain



Flake, Jeff – (R – AZ)

413 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

Washington, D.C. Office
Senate Russell Office Building 413
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-4521
F: 202-228-0515

Phoenix Office
2200 East Camelback Road
Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85016
P: 602-840-1891
F: 602-840-4092

Tucson Office

6840 North Oracle Road
Suite 150
Tucson, AZ 85704
P: 520-575-8633
F: 520-797-3232

Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

Twitter: @JeffFlake





Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 9th District

Phoenix Office:
2944 N. 44th Street, Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-956-2285
Fax: 602-956-2468


Washington, DC Office:
1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-9888
Fax: 202-225-9731

Twitter: @RepSinema



Trent Franks (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 8th District

Washington, DC Office

2435 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4576

Glendale Office

7121 West Bell Road

Suite 200

Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: (623) 776-7911

Twitter @RepTrentFranks



Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 7th District

Washington, DC Office

1218 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4065


Phoenix Office

411 N. Central Ave

Suite 150

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 256-0551
Fax: (602) 257-9103






David Schweikert (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 6th District

Washington, DC Office

2059 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2190


Scottsdale Office

10603 North Hayden Rd.

Ste. 108

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: (480) 946-2411

Twitter: @RepDavid



Andy Biggs (R-AZ) Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Washington, DC Office

1626 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-2635

District Offices

Mesa Office

2509 S Power Rd

Suite 205

Mesa, AZ 85209

70 S Val Vista Dr Ste A3 Box #308 Gilbert AZ 85296

Twitter: @andybiggs4az


Paul Gosar(R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 4th District

Washington, DC

504 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202 225-2315


122 N. Cortez, Suite 104

Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928 445-1683


Twitter: @RepGosar



Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 3rd District


1511 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
ph (202) 225-2435
fax (202) 225-1541


1412 N Central Ave, Suite B
Avondale, AZ 85323
ph (623) 536-3388
fax (623) 535-7479

Twitter: @RepRaulGrijalva


Martha McSally (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 2nd District

Washington, DC Office

510 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2542

District Offices

Sierra Vista Office

77 Calle Portal

Suite B-160

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Phone: (520) 459-3115


Tucson Office

4400 E. Broadway Blvd

Suite 510

Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: (520) 881-3588


Twitter: @RepMcSally



Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 1st District


126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515



126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3361


211 N. Florence Street Suite 1 Casa Grande, AZ 85122



405 N. Beaver Street Suite 6 Flagstaff, AZ 65001

Phone number: (928) 275-1603

Twitter: @TomOHalleran



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Creative Branding

What is creative branding?

It is a focus on being brave, being confident, having deep passion and being a killer storyteller. Want to know more? Join me at Mesa Art Center Wed. Nov 16 at 6pm.

We’ll spend a few hours talking about your creative brand and why you gotta do it!


Mesa Art Center located at 1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201

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Make it S.T.E.A.M-Y

Arizona S.T.E.A.M fans – Join me on Sept 15th for my talk on making your S.T.E.M and S.T.E.A.M events S.T.E.A.M-Y at Scottsdale Center for the Arts
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“Make it S.T.E.A.M. – Y,” a session about creating experiences through S.T.E.A.M., is an interactive opportunity to see how creativity and play provide clarity around innovating and integrating S.T.E.A.M into business and educational practices with a focus on Process over Product.

Session Objective:

In this session you will learn how to leverage creative, playful methods to enhance your work. What you will learn from this session include the following discussion points:

Discussion Points:

1. Have Fun
Ask are you having fun? If the answer is no – make small ‘micro moment’ changes now!

2. Be Brave
Learn how to walk into creative play with bold bravery and a ‘let’s just try it’ attitude.

3. Brainstorm
Start with playful Ideation and creative brainstorming.

4. Experiment
Allow for the process to let experiential, organic magic to occur. Then learn how to capture this to use next time. This takes bravery to muster up the courage to play creatively but let’s talk about the fact that you have nothing to lose and will likely have a fun time experimenting.

5. Commit
Be deeply committed to Process Over Product because it is a journey – there will be many ever-changing destinations. S.T.E.A.M is already designed to celebrate this – learn how to harness and enhance it.

6. Just Do it
The way to allow for process to take root in your playful creative practice is to say out loud things like ‘I am playing’, ‘I am experimenting’, ‘I want to see what will happen if. . . . . .’ Learn how to Just play, enjoy the process, make and experience a lot of stuff. If you commit to the playtime to just be creative you will create all kinds of stuff, some terrible, some very cool, some you want to repeat.

7. Dump it or Deposit it
If you look at something you have been working on and think maybe there is something there but are not sure then store it for a while by depositing it in a place for safekeeping. Then pull it out when you have a fresh perspective.

8. Time
You have to dedicate time to this. When and how can you set aside time to play and be creative?