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

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.

theGreatGive 2017


???  This is the first time in 24 years Wallingford Public Access (WPAA-TV and Community Media Center) is asking for direct $$$ contributions from the community. We are doing so through theGreatGive which is a Community Foundation of Greater New Haven initiative that combines local giving with incentives and prizes. With a good community response we … Continue reading theGreatGive 2017

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

The Ghostlight Project Launch


Extending an invitation t​o friends of WPAA-TV that are committed to ​Safety of persons, regardless of race, class, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. ​Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited. ​Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values. ​Collective action, activism, and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of … Continue reading The Ghostlight Project Launch

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

What are your filters?


How do you listen? What is in the media you select? Are you open to discovery, conversation and engagement to be better informed or have you set our own filters to tune into those you have decided to trust or causes you decided to care about. Are you ignoring, distrusting or growing more unaware? The … Continue reading What are your filters?

Why choose symbols to express yourself


Free Speech: Symbolic protest against injustice and name calling of those that protest injustice. All lawful. If you want to be heard or make-a-difference you choose your platform and symbols and take action with the courage because there will be haters that will try to take you down, obliterate your message and derail your purpose. … Continue reading Why choose symbols to express yourself

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