I choose daily


He is 21. His prospects for employment elsewhere are diminished by his capacity to focus. He tells me he chooses to work here because it makes a difference. I read these AARP Purpose Prize Stories and it tells of thousands being served through organizations seeded and nurtured by individuals 50 plus. My cost-benefit mind does somersaults at the idea … Continue reading I choose daily

We adapt to be relevant, but …


Seizing Opportunities It has been said that “we flex” for whatever, or whomever, walks in the door. In so many ways this is true and vital to our ability to serve.  Essential to the success of our adaptive process is curiosity, impulse control, the ability to create space between thinking and re(action) and the checking … Continue reading We adapt to be relevant, but …

Building muscles with story circles (or, overcoming lazy brain bias)


Collaboration – getting people to share information and co-create solutions is critical to a healthy community’s success. However, it is not always easy to achieve. Our biases impact how we form first impressions, decide who to work with, whose ideas we listen to, determine who we provide opportunities to, and more. Bias can cause us … Continue reading Building muscles with story circles (or, overcoming lazy brain bias)

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.


I want to introduce myself because I have been anonymous as a public person for decades and most of my days are currently the embodiment of Freeman P Quinn, 1st – Free Speech Ambassador and outreach personae for WPAA-TV. These past few days I have been pre-occupied with winning. I really hope that WPAA-TV wins … Continue reading Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Beyond Anonymous in a Storied Place


Community memory is created in the exchange of story. Sharing. Listening, Asking Questions. Exploring a common bond. My 1st community still overshadows my current community with memories more fragile with each passing year. Through poem I explore dissonance, lack of connection and my barriers to having ‘Here‘ feel more like home. My roots: Windsor, CT … Continue reading Beyond Anonymous in a Storied Place

CommUnity #W06492


Community grows from knowing we are alive not for ourselves but for one another. The fruit of such knowing is a capacity to make the interests of others more important than one’s own. The CommUnity Conversations initiative was built on this idea.Thanks to the informing Contributors:  Chris Porter of Porter Financial Strategies with JP Venoit CEO … Continue reading CommUnity #W06492

Community Collabortation


Does every idea need to be nurtured? Does every cause need brick & mortar? Does every suffering need a solution without regard for duration of effect? Can outcomes be made better even within compromise? Is engagement of diverse voices beneficial? How do you define diversity? No. No. No. Yes.Yes. Age, gender, economics, culture, ability, experience. … Continue reading Community Collabortation

Vision: Community – More than TV


Early advocates of community media enthusiastically believed that exposure to stories in conversation could create a more informed and connected community. The effort required to produce the stories three four decades ago was tremendous. Good stories still require a concerted effort to research and produce. What has changed? Initially the expectation of quality was in the conversation itself not … Continue reading Vision: Community – More than TV

Wallingford’s Moonshot: WPAA-TV and destiny


To be More Than TV and a Destination Station is a moonshot that requires ongoing strategic self examination and empowerment which is invoked with the hashtag #PowerfulWILDFree. Personal power can be leveraged in the public interest; but where does this power come from. In part it is in shared experiences and the serendipity of crossing our own abyss … Continue reading Wallingford’s Moonshot: WPAA-TV and destiny

Contributor Bradford May: Our Sincere Thanks


Our community lost a protector, agitator and contributor on Feb. 27th. What we at WPAA-TV will miss most is his authentic interest in the principles of democracy, love of country and desire to serve for the greater good. During Donald Robert Kennedy Mayoral Candidacy he became aware of what we do at WPAA – TV and Community … Continue reading Contributor Bradford May: Our Sincere Thanks