J is creating useful words.
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I create useful words because I'm called to. Because I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Because it fulfills me in a way nothing else ever could.

Words are the medium I work in. Spoken, written, strung together, in print, on air, and online. Words create new and useful stories. They connect us to powerful ideas and each other. Useful stories travel far and wide. The most useful of them become common knowledge.

The right words at the right time can save lives and fix what's broken. When we share these words, ideas, and stories, we can change the world.

"...story is the engine of language, and words are the marrow of language." ~N. Scott Momaday

There's a certain irony to this. As a child I was called "shy". I stuttered. I preferred to be quiet and alone in nature or under water.

Now, we proudly call ourselves "introverts" and some consider it a leadership trait to be so pensively inclined. In the process, being an observer of people and water and animals became a skill. But I wanted to be able to share what I cared about most. I hoped to be useful. My deepest desire was to be able to write and speak useful words. Words that could make things better.

So, I practiced. A lot. I wrote and wrote and wrote. I gave 100 talks to kindergarteners and scuba divers about sea turtles.

One day in high school my teacher said "you write well". I liked that. Then one day in graduate school one of those kindergarten teachers said "you speak well". I liked that too. I was encouraged to write more useful words and to share them out loud.

The right word or phrase is worth a million pictures. It's portable, universal, personal, and engages the imagination of the reader or listener. In an age of too many images moving past us far too quickly, a good, useful word sticks and lasts.

#bluemind #slowcoast #groundswell #unstoppable #plasticpollution #seeturtles #neuroliteracy #emotionaldiversity #apexleadership #truegroove #bluescriptions #commonknowledge

Dreams become ideas that when put into words and shared wildly and widely out loud can change the conversation. Conversations lead to plans and actions that can become movement. Movements combine into a groundswell.

So, dream.

If you appreciate my earnest, effective, and efficient work, please become a patron at any level that feels right. To learn more about what I've done and will do, visit my website. Please invite others to join us. I depend 100% on your investment to remain independent, artfully collaborative, non-redundant, and intellectually free.

Together we get a lot done. It's amazing what we've done together. Thank you.

Tiers
12welve
$12 or more per month

Your $12 investment will fund the sharing of Blue Mind with one person who needs it.


Twelve is an important number in my work, but feel free to contribute any amount. As a patron you'll directly benefit this creative work and I'll send you periodic updates and special exclusive opportunities related to the projects, books, events, and films you have invested in. 


As part of my team you'll receive announcements and surprise rewards at each level along the way to our ultimate goal. I know you will enjoy the journey. 


When we reach our goal of 1,200 patrons you'll receive an invitation to the Patron Party (priceless)!

1-2wenty
$120 or more per month

When we add a zero to 12welve we get 1-2wenty


Your $120 investment will fund the sharing of Blue Mind with ten people who need it.


At this level, as a patron you'll directly benefit this creative work and I'll send you periodic updates and special exclusive opportunities related to the projects, books, events, and films you have invested in. 


  • In addition, you've receive a link to order a free Blue Mind gift box from Slow Coast, full of stuff you'll love (a $50 value).
  • As part of this team you'll receive announcements and surprise rewards at each level along the way to our ultimate goal. I know you will enjoy the journey. 
  • I'll also offer a one-hour Skype or Zoom session with your team, group or class to discuss your goals (a $500 value). This can be an informal book talk, Q & A session or strategic consultation. It's up to you!


When we reach our goal of 1,200 patrons you'll receive an exclusive invitation to the Patron Party (priceless)!

12welve-hundred
$1,200 or more per month

When we add two zeros to 12welve we get 12welve-hundred


Your $1,200 investment will fund the sharing of Blue Mind with one hundred people who need it.


At this level, as a super-patron you'll directly benefit the sharing of this creative work and we'll send you periodic updates and special exclusive opportunities related to the projects, books, events, and films you have invested in. 


  • In addition, you've receive a link to order a free Blue Mind gift box from Slow Coast, full of stuff you'll love.
  • I'll also offer a one-hour Skype or Zoom session with your team, group or class to discuss your goals (a $500 value). This can be an informal book talk, Q & A session or strategic consultation. It's up to you!
  • Patrons at this level receive an in-person book talk, lecture, or workshop at the venue of their choice (a $12,000 value). This can be a school, business or fundraiser. I'll sign books for all who attend, up to 120 guests.
  • As part of this team you'll receive announcements and surprise rewards at each level along the way to our ultimate goal. We know you will enjoy the journey. 


When we reach our goal of 1,200 patrons you'll receive a VIP invitation to our Patron Party (priceless)!

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When we reach 1,200 patrons we'll throw a party to celebrate, and you're invited. We can do this!
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Events FAQ Research Books Films Media  Shop Web Bluescription Connect

Patrons give the gift of Blue Mind to those who can really use it.


I create useful words because I'm called to. Because I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Because it fulfills me in a way nothing else ever could.

Words are the medium I work in. Spoken, written, strung together, in print, on air, and online. Words create new and useful stories. They connect us to powerful ideas and each other. Useful stories travel far and wide. The most useful of them become common knowledge.

The right words at the right time can save lives and fix what's broken. When we share these words, ideas, and stories, we can change the world.

"...story is the engine of language, and words are the marrow of language." ~N. Scott Momaday

There's a certain irony to this. As a child I was called "shy". I stuttered. I preferred to be quiet and alone in nature or under water.

Now, we proudly call ourselves "introverts" and some consider it a leadership trait to be so pensively inclined. In the process, being an observer of people and water and animals became a skill. But I wanted to be able to share what I cared about most. I hoped to be useful. My deepest desire was to be able to write and speak useful words. Words that could make things better.

So, I practiced. A lot. I wrote and wrote and wrote. I gave 100 talks to kindergarteners and scuba divers about sea turtles.

One day in high school my teacher said "you write well". I liked that. Then one day in graduate school one of those kindergarten teachers said "you speak well". I liked that too. I was encouraged to write more useful words and to share them out loud.

The right word or phrase is worth a million pictures. It's portable, universal, personal, and engages the imagination of the reader or listener. In an age of too many images moving past us far too quickly, a good, useful word sticks and lasts.

#bluemind #slowcoast #groundswell #unstoppable #plasticpollution #seeturtles #neuroliteracy #emotionaldiversity #apexleadership #truegroove #bluescriptions #commonknowledge

Dreams become ideas that when put into words and shared wildly and widely out loud can change the conversation. Conversations lead to plans and actions that can become movement. Movements combine into a groundswell.

So, dream.

If you appreciate my earnest, effective, and efficient work, please become a patron at any level that feels right. To learn more about what I've done and will do, visit my website. Please invite others to join us. I depend 100% on your investment to remain independent, artfully collaborative, non-redundant, and intellectually free.

Together we get a lot done. It's amazing what we've done together. Thank you.

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Tiers
12welve
$12 or more per month

Your $12 investment will fund the sharing of Blue Mind with one person who needs it.


Twelve is an important number in my work, but feel free to contribute any amount. As a patron you'll directly benefit this creative work and I'll send you periodic updates and special exclusive opportunities related to the projects, books, events, and films you have invested in. 


As part of my team you'll receive announcements and surprise rewards at each level along the way to our ultimate goal. I know you will enjoy the journey. 


When we reach our goal of 1,200 patrons you'll receive an invitation to the Patron Party (priceless)!

1-2wenty
$120 or more per month

When we add a zero to 12welve we get 1-2wenty


Your $120 investment will fund the sharing of Blue Mind with ten people who need it.


At this level, as a patron you'll directly benefit this creative work and I'll send you periodic updates and special exclusive opportunities related to the projects, books, events, and films you have invested in. 


  • In addition, you've receive a link to order a free Blue Mind gift box from Slow Coast, full of stuff you'll love (a $50 value).
  • As part of this team you'll receive announcements and surprise rewards at each level along the way to our ultimate goal. I know you will enjoy the journey. 
  • I'll also offer a one-hour Skype or Zoom session with your team, group or class to discuss your goals (a $500 value). This can be an informal book talk, Q & A session or strategic consultation. It's up to you!


When we reach our goal of 1,200 patrons you'll receive an exclusive invitation to the Patron Party (priceless)!

12welve-hundred
$1,200 or more per month

When we add two zeros to 12welve we get 12welve-hundred


Your $1,200 investment will fund the sharing of Blue Mind with one hundred people who need it.


At this level, as a super-patron you'll directly benefit the sharing of this creative work and we'll send you periodic updates and special exclusive opportunities related to the projects, books, events, and films you have invested in. 


  • In addition, you've receive a link to order a free Blue Mind gift box from Slow Coast, full of stuff you'll love.
  • I'll also offer a one-hour Skype or Zoom session with your team, group or class to discuss your goals (a $500 value). This can be an informal book talk, Q & A session or strategic consultation. It's up to you!
  • Patrons at this level receive an in-person book talk, lecture, or workshop at the venue of their choice (a $12,000 value). This can be a school, business or fundraiser. I'll sign books for all who attend, up to 120 guests.
  • As part of this team you'll receive announcements and surprise rewards at each level along the way to our ultimate goal. We know you will enjoy the journey. 


When we reach our goal of 1,200 patrons you'll receive a VIP invitation to our Patron Party (priceless)!