6元救济棋牌Flat Earth Media http://yydscdq.cn New Media for a New Era Thu, 28 May 2015 16:13:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 6元救济棋牌Flat Earth Media http://yydscdq.cn/tom-boyd-says-goodbye-to-flat-earth-media/ http://yydscdq.cn/tom-boyd-says-goodbye-to-flat-earth-media/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 05:17:25 +0000 http://yydscdq.cn/?p=323 656票app下载They say that lightning can strike out of a clear blue sky. Or, at least, I saw a Discovery Channel show about that once. Metaphorically, the lightning strike came for me in March, when I received a phone call from the Vail Valley Foundation exploring my interest […]

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Tom in Cadiz

Is this the moment I decided to leave Flat Earth and join the Vail Valley Foundation? During a recent visit to Spain, including this remarkable jaunt to Cadiz, Renee and I had plenty of time to consider what the future held.

656票app下载They say that lightning can strike out of a clear blue sky. Or, at least, I saw a Discovery Channel show about that once.

Metaphorically, the lightning strike came for me in March, when I received a phone call from the Vail Valley Foundation exploring my interest in migrating to Avon, Colorado, and joining their communications team.

I’ll forego my usual practice of burying the lead and just be out with it: I’m taking on a full-time position as Director of PR and Communications for the Vail Valley Foundation. The Foundation has a long and storied legacy in the Vail Valley, not only for their renowned ability to put on high-quality events like the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships, but also for their community-building approach to education, their stewardship of the land, and a host of good works too long to mention here.

In a life well lived, no major decisions come easy. Flat Earth Media has been a labor of love ever since it was born out of the chaos and excitement surrounding the early days of Nokero. From there, I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with more than my fair share of non-profits and start-ups. Together we have worked on a diverse set of projects: to create stronger economies in the American West, to build connections between international students and create tomorrow’s leaders, to help the Colorado River return to the ocean, to create smarter transportation systems in the West, to bring high-tech smart technology to American homes, to help bring a friend’s landscape photography into the spotlight, and even learned from a company that has incredible new ways to brew a better beer. I’ve worked Olympic events in Nanjing and Innsbruck, and written stories with bylines throughout the wild places of Colorado (and even one from Alaska).

656票app下载Throughout all of this, I’ve had support from a team of quite talented people. I always had the goal of building the firm to a point where I could bring each of them on full time, and perhaps I would have accomplished that some day, but when an opportunity like this one comes along, there is very little question about what direction I should go.

656票app下载And so, starting June 1 2015, I will be closing the doors on Flat Earth Media and beginning my new life at the Vail Valley Foundation.

Amazingly, the diversity of my past five years is surpassed by the diversity of activities I will undertake at the VVF. From the Youth Foundation to the International Dance Festival, from the Global Energy Forum to the GoPro Mountain Games, the Foundation has always been wide open to exploring new ways to make Eagle County a better place for everyone who lives and visits there.

656票app下载The people I have already met at VVF are fantastic. Several of them I knew from my previous work as a journalist, and some are new to me. Already I can tell that they have that fearless attitude that I believe is requisite for success in the non-profit or start-up world … that ability to push aside one’s job description, and take on new tasks and challenges as they come.

There is one person I will not have the pleasure of working with … on a daily basis anyway … and that is John Dakin, the outgoing head of PR and Communications who leaves behind a very worthy legacy. JD and I have met on many occasions through my work as a journalist, and he has guided the PR and Communications for the Vail Valley Foundation for 28 years. During that time he helped establish the VVF as one of the finest organizations of its kind in the world. He did so by staying true to the core values that helped make the VVF, and the Vail Valley in general, such a wonderful place to live and work ever since those glorious early days. He will be greatly missed, and I can say with confidence that his shoes are far too big for me to fill – all I can do is come together with my new team to find our own ways to build upon what he has created.

656票app下载So … that’s it for now. I plan on revisiting this space from time to time just to keep old connections and old friends in touch, and to advise my favorite non-profits on a pro-bono basis (those that will have me, anyway). In the meantime, I send my heartfelt thanks to the small audience of this site and its clients, and I hope we all have cause to cross paths again sometime in the near future.

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6元救济棋牌Flat Earth Media http://yydscdq.cn/flat-earth-media-spring-2015-new-websites-a-report-from-china-and-a-new-look-at-world-peace/ http://yydscdq.cn/flat-earth-media-spring-2015-new-websites-a-report-from-china-and-a-new-look-at-world-peace/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:49:19 +0000 http://yydscdq.cn/?p=268 In this update from Flat Earth Media I catch everyone up on a busy few months since my last post, including an op-ed in the Denver Post, a review of the IOC work in Nanjing, the New Mobility West initiative, and a pair of new websites for […]

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656票app下载In this update from Flat Earth Media I catch everyone up on a busy few months since my last post, including an op-ed in the Denver Post, a review of the IOC work in Nanjing, the New Mobility West initiative, and a pair of new websites for some quite talented artists.

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Is peace on earth possible?

A screenshot of Tom Boyd's column in the Denver Post.

My column in the Denver Post elicited a fair bit of discussion and comments regarding a variation on the old theme of world peace … and yet I shouldn’t be surprised that many people missed the main point of the piece (next time I promise not to bury the lead).

A year ago and I would have said “No,” and then probably added something like, “Peace is a wonderful ideal to strive for, but I’m not delusional. And as much as I love John Lennon’s music, I would say we have a point of disagreement when it comes to the inner workings of human nature.”

I still disagree with John, but I’ve come to take a different approach to the question of peace, which I wrote about in an op-ed published in the Denver Post over the 2014 holidays as well as in my home-town Vail paper. As I write in the column, a year working with the very pragmatic One Earth Future Foundation has given me a different perspective on the issue.

In the past, I’ve dismissed the question of peace entirely because the word “peace” immediately brings visions of everybody joining hands and singing in harmony. This is something we may see in Coke commercials or Christmas movies, but not in real life.

656票app下载When we dismiss peace as a whole, however, we throw the baby out with the bathwater. The new peace movement, of which OEF is a part, sets a more realistic standard for peace: a world without major wars. From there, the movement shows how conflicts have been avoided in the past, how much progress we’ve made over the centuries, and how we can work, as a species, to minimize, even eliminate, the major death and destruction caused by war.

The project gave me opportunity to work with some of the brightest people in the world: Steven Pinker, Joshua Goldstein, Sanam Anderlini, Swanee Hunt, and Charles Stith, among many others.

There’s a lot more to this issue … so feel free to contact me if you’d like to join the discussion.

I’m happy to say that Flat Earth’s work with OEF has continued into 2015. We recently helped with a bit of work promoting the Somali Investment Forum, a joint event of Shuraako (a project of OEF) and the US Embassy in Nariobi. Evidence suggests that investing in micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises offers a promising solution to economic struggles in Somalia, where unemployment rates for men are estimated at 61 percent, women at 74 percent, and youth aged 14-29 at 67 percent. The Forum is exactly the kind of event that makes real progress toward rehabilitating a post-conflict society.
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The Beacon of Nanjing

Nanjing opening ceremonies

The opening ceremonies of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games were quite a show (apologies for potato-quality image … was equipped only with my work phone for the event.)

My work with the International Olympic Committee took me to the old “southern capital” of China, Nanjing, this past August (Nan=South, Jing=Capital). There, I met with a group of veteran journalists to help find, and tell, the stories surrounding the Youth Olympic Games. We worked with media from around the world to make sure they had the help and information they needed to tell their athlete’s stories as well. Although the event isn’t quite a big deal here in the States, it was quite central to the Chinese public narrative in 2014.

More than 4,000 performers flooded the full-sized Olympic stadium during the opening ceremonies in a display to rival the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Games. From the moment I arrived, the people of Nanjing practically tackled me in the streets to inform me of their love for their city and the Games. Banners were everywhere. The city was adorned. It was quite the thing.

My skin, you may have noticed, is quite white, and my head is quite bald. In Nanjing, staring at people seems to be an ok thing to do. Combine that with my train ride each day to the various venues, and we’re talking about a lot of Chinese people staring at my shiny white dome while I pretended to shuffle the music on my phone. My head stuck out like a beacon in the night, thus the nickname “Beacon” stuck with my colleagues, and for 21 glorious days in Asia I tried to be a beacon of good times, lots of laughs, a few songs on the guitar, probably more beers than is really necessary, and of course a lot of hard work and top-shelf sports stories.
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New Mobility West

The town of Anaconda, Montana is one of several that have already benefited from NMW's programs.

656票app下载The town of Anaconda, Montana is one of several that have already benefited from NMW’s programs.

656票app下载Even as I burned the candle at both ends in Nanjing, the New Mobility West website was taking shape. Together with my colleagues at Flat Earth Media and the Sonoran Institute, we built a communications plan and a website for an initiative to help communities in the American West improve their economies by improving their transportation and mobility options.

The New Mobility West effort is already having a positive impact in the American West, hosting training and community assistance programs in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. It’s amazing how for we’ve come in such a short time. It’s also amazing to see how much interest … even hunger656票app下载 there is among town officials and citizen leaders to hear the kind of insight and analysis NMW brings to the small towns and cities of the Rockies.

Flat Earth has facilitated that process with media and communications strategy consulting. We’ve also created a website that meets the modest needs of the organization, including an easy-to-use application system for parties interested in NMW’s training and community assistance programs.

Flat Earth’s work with New Mobility West picked up in full force once I returned from China, and we’ve been going strong ever since. Like every Sonoran Institute project I’ve worked on to this point, I find the people to be of high quality, and the approach to be measured, diligent, and insightful without exception. My belief in the ’round-table’ approach to community development has once again been affirmed.
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Matt Inden

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Matt Inden needed a simple, elegant, and easy-to-use website to showcase his considerable talent.

Another fine achievement for our small firm is the launch of the Matt Inden website. Matt is a pulitzer-prize winning photographer who is one of the very few who can make the transition from breaking news photography to fine art photography without missing a beat, and his business has thrived from his gallery in Vail.

His success needed a new online home. Matt needed a website that he could easily control. He wanted to be able to make updates as needed, easily upload new photos, post announcements, and link to social media. He also wanted a simple, elegant design that would allow his images to take center stage. And, of course, he needed to do it all on a reasonable budget.

We took our time, kept it simple, and launched MattInden.com this spring. It’s a WordPress platform, hosted by partnership of Flat Earth Media and Synergy Technical Systems, which allows Matt the kind of control and WYSIWYG editing capability he desired. There are still many improvements yet to come, in particular with the way the shopping cart functions (right Matt!) but these will all be handled in due time. For now, it’s time to celebrate the new online presence enjoyed by one of my all time favorite photographers.

You can read more about Matt’s work here.
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Tyler Sage

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Author Tyler Sage wanted the absolute minimum on his website. Like many of FE’s clients, he also wanted the ability to easily enter the backend of his site and make modifications without the need for outside support.

It’s also been my pleasure to provide a website for friend and author Tyler Sage. Tyler’s work has been featured in “The Common,” “The LA Review of Books,” “Pank,” “The Bright Lines Film Journal,” and many other publications throughout the country.

We are also quite close to seeing a full-length book of Tyler’s in print (cross your fingers!).

On a personal level, I believe Mr. Sage’s work to be some of the finest literature being written in America today. His insights into the American West, in particular, will be remembered and studied for many years to come, and I happily anticipate his discovery by a larger reading audience.

Like Matt, Tyler wanted a simple (or should we say Spartan? Minimalist?) easy-to-use site that he could manipulate on his own, show his work, and engage in blogging and conversation within his academic, personal, and professional spheres. He didn’t want to get caught up in the monthly fees involved with “build-your-own” website deals, and yet needed the ease-of-use that’s expected of web design today.
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Progress Colorado

It was also my pleasure to help create the Progress Colorado business magazine, a project of the Denver Post. I’ll admit that it was a leap of faith to jump on board the project. It is a new initiative and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Not only am I impressed with the quality of the final product, but I legitimately enjoyed working with the companies, organizations, universities and people that were involved in my portion of the magazine.
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Other odds and ends

There are a couple other items worth noting in this springtime update. I’m happy to say that dad’s book has done well, almost selling out of all 500 copies. We’ll see what happens next with dad’s book, and maybe we’ll put out another edition sometime soon.

656票app下载The Rocky Mountain Post experiment, unfortunately, hasn’t gone so well. Not every project is destined for success, and yet the RMP idea isn’t completely gone quite yet. We still have some hope that it can be reshaped and re-vitalized in some form or another, and we’ll keep chipping away until we find a way to make it work.

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6元救济棋牌Flat Earth Media http://yydscdq.cn/update-from-flat-earth-media-alaska/ http://yydscdq.cn/update-from-flat-earth-media-alaska/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:22:40 +0000 http://yydscdq.cn/?p=229 656票app下载Here’s this season’s Flat Earth Media update: Alaska is an astounding, mesmerizing place in the world – which made my recent assignment from the Denver Post, to summarize a day on the Kenai River in a mere 800 words, one of the more difficult projects I’ve ever […]

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An eagle begins a dive onJuly 3 along the Kenai River in Alaska. Eagles are plentiful along the banks of the River, where they feast on millions of sockeye and king salmon that return to the Kenai each year. Eagles also feed on trout and some of the other 40 other species of fish that inhabit the river, along with ducklings and other prey in the area. Photo by Mike Leake

An eagle begins a dive on July 3, 2014 along the Kenai River in Alaska. Eagles are plentiful along the banks of the River, where they feast on millions of sockeye and king salmon that return to the Kenai each year. Eagles also feed on trout and some of the other 40 other species of fish that inhabit the river, along with ducklings and other prey in the area. Photo by Mike Leake

Here’s this season’s Flat Earth Media update:

Alaska is an astounding, mesmerizing place in the world – which made my recent assignment from the Denver Post656票app下载, to summarize a day on the Kenai River in a mere 800 words, one of the more difficult projects I’ve ever faced. I very much dislike the phrase, “no words can describe,” or the idea that one can ever be left “speechless,” but those phrases continuously tried to insert themselves into my mind as I contemplated how to justly describe Alaska’s vastness, it’s wildness, and it’s beauty.

Working on my sockeye salmon fishing technique along the Kenai River in Alaska July 3, 2014. Photo by Mike Leake.

Working on my sockeye salmon fishing technique along the Kenai River in Alaska July 3, 2014. Photo by Mike Leake.

To be sure, words and photos are only a thin approximation of the real thing, but the best way to bring Alaska to life in the imagination of my readers, I thought, was to open with a description of a massive, bi-annual event that takes place on the Kenai Pennisula each year:  the Skilak jökulhlaup. The idea that 102,000 acre-feet of glacial water can tear through 17 miles of wilderness before colliding with the massive Skilak lake every two years might, just might, give people a sense of how vast and wild Alaska remains.

656票app下载They might also get a sense for the athletic abilities of the fish, who prove their resilience by surviving such events on a regular basis. They also proved it on the end of my line, where each catch fought with a vigor one might expect from a fish twice the size.

Along with the Denver Post story, I hope to post a more in-depth version of this piece on my own Rocky Mountain Post656票app下载, but in the meantime I have quite a few other things to keep me and my team busy.

The first is my departure for the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, where I will be covering various sporting events and working with the International Olympic Committee’s Youth Information Service to make sure we do justice to the event in story form. As with my time in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012, Vancouver in 2010, and Torino in 2006, I know that a host of incredible stories await. I look forward to arriving, finding them, and telling these stories to our international audience. More than that, I look forward to reuniting with the folks who work for the IOC with me in this capacity, who are among the finest, most entertaining, and hardworking sort I’ve ever come to know.

Gone from Aug. 8 – Sept. 6, I will miss my family tremendously.

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The Youth Olympic Games656票app下载 in Nanjing get under way August 16 and close August 28.

I’ll also be in limited communication with clients old and new, who have been exceedingly accommodating as I’ve planned for this event. Their grace, in large part, is due to the skill and talent of Jessica Chapman, who, despite being a new mother (for the second time) of a brand new baby boy, has stepped up to handle many of the needs of the company in my absence.

Jessica and I are excited to announce our work with the One Earth Future Foundation (OEF), a bold and ambitious organization that seeks to reduce the root causes of conflict. We are so excited to be involved with OEF, in particular this October with a few events right here in Colorado.

Jessica’s background in thoughtful essay writing and international work makes her the perfect candidate to lead this effort. Her care for nuanced details is helping us carry theTING messaging of OEF in a way that will allow us to reveal the pragmatic, practical, and action-oriented work of OEF to our audience, even as we begin to prepare for two seminal events to be hosted by the organization this autumn.

656票app下载While in China, I’ll be checking in daily to hear more about this effort, as well as the continued efforts of my Sonoran Institute, Community Builders, New Mobility West, Students Shoulder to Shoulder, and other clients.

656票app下载Community Builders, as visitors to this site are likely to know, has been a loyal and steadfast client of Flat Earth Media for quite some time. A new initiative as of January, 2013, Community Builders provides information and research for communities throughout the West who are looking to grow their economies while preserving their heritage. The work hits particularly close to home for me, personally, simply because I hold the American West so dear as a place I love to live, work, and play. Like so many other Westerners, I want our towns and cities to thrive even as we preserve the social, cultural, and ecological characteristics that make us unique. All of these goals are aligned, and Community Builder’s research continues to show how the same items that protect western heritage also, by good fortune, create lasting economic prosperity.

Correlated to that project is a new initiative: New Mobility West.

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656票app下载Amanda Swanson lead an excellent process to create a meaningful and attractive logo for New Mobility West.

Along with Jeremy Kennedy, Amanda Swanson,656票app下载 and others, Flat Earth Media has taken on the task of caring for the technical and web-based needs of CB and NMW. From widgets to web, media outreach to messaging, design to SEO, Flat Earth Media is quite honestly honored to be part of these sensible, balanced, and economically-minded organizations. We’ll have much more to report about New Mobility West as time goes on. For now, it’s enough to say that this brand-new organization is already showing it’s ability to bring people and ideas together in a round-table fashion, a hallmark it shares with Community Builders and the Sonoran Institute.

There is much more to share, and much more on the horizon. We’re looking forward to a great finish to 2014 and will update our friends here on this page as our firm continues to grow it’s capability to serve the media needs of non-profits, start-ups, and social entrepreneurship enterprises.

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6元救济棋牌Flat Earth Media http://yydscdq.cn/flat-earth-media-2013-year-review-2/ http://yydscdq.cn/flat-earth-media-2013-year-review-2/#comments Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:39:51 +0000 http://yydscdq.cn/?p=116 656票app下载It’s been a good year. Even Bode, the Flat Earth Media mascot, would agree. Like every year, my goals for 2013 included growing the company, but I also sought that delicate balance between personal and professional living. This year I’ve accomplished that goal as well as one […]

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Flat Earth Media mascot Bode Boyd. Photo courtesy Brian Kraft.

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Alexander LaRue Boyd on his birthday.

Alexander LaRue Boyd on his birthday.

Even Bode, the Flat Earth Media mascot, would agree. Like every year, my goals for 2013 included growing the company, but I also sought that delicate balance between personal and professional living. This year I’ve accomplished that goal as well as one could ever hope.

The biggest news, of course, is the arrival of my son Alexander LaRue Boyd, born Aug. 30, 2013. He and I share the middle name, derived from LaRue County Kentucky, where Abraham Lincoln was born and where, apparently, I have some ancestry. He joined his big brother, Tyler Boyd, who turned two Aug. 9, 2013.

Even with two little boys in the family, Bode and I managed to go out bird hunting once or twice this year, and I was able to elk hunt with my brother and dad in our old hunting grounds (read my Rocky Mountain Post version of the story here656票app下载). My wife, Renee, has been an amazing partner as we moved into a new house, traveled to a remote beach in Mexico, hiked in the mountains, and lead all-around busy lives in 2013.

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656票app下载It’s a special thing to live in the American West, and it’s the reason I can live the way I do. Dad raised us to have a strong appreciation for the wilderness around us. If we take care of the habitat, we can continue hunting and fishing, and pass on this Western way of life to our children.

That’s why I’m quite proud to be working with the Sonoran Institute. In 2013, I helped create the CommunityBuilders.net website, and helped the Sonoran Institute bring people together in communities throughout the West as we face issues of growth and change.

At SI, they understand that there’s no, “one-size-fits-all” way to approach life in the West. At Community Builders, a project of the Sonoran Institute, we provide insight and information that can inform decisions about growth and development, allowing leaders in the private and public sector to do what’s right for the West’s small-town economies. We share stories, we share information, and we work directly with communities that want to strengthen their fiscal foundations while preserving the traditions we all cherish here in the West.

Community Builders screenshot.

Community Builders screenshot.

In short, there’s no reason we can’t have a growing, healthy, economy and still keep our wilderness and ranchlands in good shape. Actually, in the West, healthy habitat and a strong economy are intertwined. By taking care of one, we can take care of the other.

656票app下载In 2014, the Flat Earth team is redoubling its efforts with SI, bringing on more help from Jeremy, Christina, and others to help tell the stories that inspire us to take care of our unique heritage in the American West.

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Building a better future isn’t just limited to the American West. One of the best parts about working with Nokero (in 2010-2012), was meeting some very, very interesting human beings throughout the world, all of whom were focused on bringing renewable energy to the off-grid places that needed it most. Some of these people were famous … and I’ll never forget the half hour I spent on the phone with soccer star Didier Drogba, or the people I worked with on our United Nations subcommittee. I also traveled to the far reaches of Maharashtra, India, and met people whose everyday lives, often in quite primitive conditions, left an indelible mark on me, encouraging me to continue the work of finding real, market-based solutions to our energy problems.

Among the people I met were the folks from Valta. In 2012 I joined the team, and helped bring the Valta product through a critical phase in its development. Although things didn’t go quite as well as we hoped, at least we learned the kinds of valuable lessons that only failure can teach.

Even as the Valta team regrouped, I jumped on board for a quick sojourn with Nokero, helping announce their two latest products, the Huron (N180) and the Start656票app下载 (N180). Solar energy has a lot of momentum right now, but in my opinion, more of this momentum should be directed to small-scale solar like Nokero, which is market-viable, usually does not require government subsidy, and also has potential to lift people from the darkness of energy poverty. More than a quarter of the world’s population live without electricity – which means they burn very harmful, polluting kerosene for light. It was a pleasure to work  again with Nokero (which stands for “No-Kerosene”) and I hope Flat Earth will always play some small role in the company’s work as it seeks to bring renewable energy to some of the most impoverished regions on earth.

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Writing is at the core of Flat Earth Media’s activities. An old friend of mine, now a college professor, used to say that he loved writing in all its forms, from the most complex academic dissertation to the simplest sticky note on the refrigerator. Long or short, simple or complicated, all writing is a form of that lovely communication from one place to another, saying: “I’m here, and this is what it’s like. How is it over there for you?”

My brother's bull elk photo that ran with my story in the Denver Post.

My brother’s bull elk photo that ran with my story in the Denver Post.

This year, I was able to tell a few stories in one of my favorite forums, the Denver Post. During my time at the Rocky Mountain News, I was able to write about most everything, from politics to energy, entertainment to education. These days, I’m limited to hunting and fishing in the big metros but, hey, there are worse fates. Enjoy these quick newspaper stories at your leisure:

Colorado fly tyers are giants in a tiny field

Ecosystems survive just fine after floods, but will look different.

No bull: Hunting elk not just about trophies

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The UnderstoriesFor years, my dad and I have gathered around the table up at his cabin, way up in the woods, and put some of his old stories down on paper. He’s lived an interesting life, migrating from a farm in Ohio to Colorado in the 50s, then moving to Aspen in 1957. Such a move was quite unheard of in those days. Dad joined Aspen ski patrol sometime in the late 50s, and then joined Vail’s patrol in the ski area’s second season, 1963.

There are a lot of tales, tall and short, long and small, that he put together into a book called, “The Understories: A patrolman’s tales of life in the early days of Vail and Aspen.” I gave a “light” edit to the book, so as to preserve the author’s original intent. Then I collected photos and stories from dad’s old patrol buddies, put them together in Adobe InDesign, raised a bit of money (thanks to Weed and Chupa!) and sent them off to the printer here in Denver. We built a website656票app下载, did a bit of promotion, and voila! Dad’s now a local legend (as if he wasn’t already) and enjoying life as a published author.

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RMP logo656票app下载Once in a while you have a moment where everything clicks. This autumn I had one of those moments. My old friends at realvail.com were wondering what to do with our six-year-old news and information websites for Vail and Aspen. In the meantime, I was wondering where else I could/would continue publishing my writing and photography, while at the same time cut loose my web development team on a new project.

The answer was clear: RockyMountainPost.com.

With a bit of work, and a lot of late nights, the Flat Earth Media team put together www.rockymountainpost.com and launched a beta version of the site this November. There is a lot – a lot – going on with this site right now, and many paths forward from here, all of which lead to very interesting, engaging places. In the meantime, my partners and I have a place to publish our writing, and other work that we find interesting to folks living, working, and playing in the Rocky Mountain West.

All I can say now is that there’s more to come…

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matt Inden photoIt’s extremely difficult to succeed as a landscape photographer. Each image needs to stand out, light up the mind, and transport a viewer to the exact moment in time and space where the image was captured. To do this, photographer Matt Inden travels far and wide to find those rare moments when light and landscape combine to create some of our planet’s most beautiful moments. He combines vintage, large-format photography with modern digital and print techniques to create images with incredibly detailed resolution.

This allows for quality printing of very large format pictures. It gives the viewer the feeling that you could step right into the landscape before you. Partly because of this, and partly because of his artistic eye, Matt has set himself apart and become one of the Rocky Mountains’ most well-known photographers.

It’s been a pleasure working with Matt, helping present his work in the right context, and building a new website where we can showcase his updated work to his growing audience. Although he’s based in Vail, most of his clients live elsewhere, and discovered his work while on vacation, or visiting a second home. To help Matt stay in touch, we are building a new and improved website at beta.mattinden.com.

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What’s a toast to the new year without fine spirits? I was fortunate enough to work on the launch of a new, Colorado-made Vodka called Peak 7656票app下载, and after many, many samplings I can attest that it’s as fine a vodka as I’ve ever tasted. Usually, a vodka of that quality must be shipped from the far side of the planet, burning valuable resources along the way. By supporting locally-made products like Peak 7, we not only allow ourselves access to fine cocktails, we also help reduce fossil fuels used in the shipping process. Distilled in Denver, Peak 7 has quickly become the spirit of choice in bars and restaurants around the state.

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I have to admit, when I first got a call from Scherezada Milfeld, I spent most of the call trying to figure out how to pronounce her name. After a few more discussions, I knew Scherezada had the energy and flourish necessary to start a magazine in the Vail Valley.

I know from experience that it isn’t easy. I was part of a failed attempt to start a Vail Valley magazine in 2008. But Scherezada had an excellent business plan, and carried through to the very end, creating a very nice first edition that came out this November.

I was happy to be a part of it, and contribute some of my writing and “local” insight to the magazine’s all-Spanish-language pages.

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Perhaps the most enjoyable assignments of the year came from Hannah at Miles Partnership, who asked me to once again contribute to the Colorado Official State Vacation Guide. I have a strong allegiance to the state of Colorado, so it’s second-nature for me to step into the role of “guide” and help show people around our state, so to speak, using the written word as my medium. Hannah was merciful and patient with me as I grappled with the scheduling difficulties that come part-and-parcel with a new baby, and in the end we managed to put together yet another set of stories that will help the state of Colorado put its best foot forward.

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The faculty at my small, K-12 school, were an extension of my family, and they remain so today. Peter Abuisi, Bob Bandoni, David Schindel, Oliver Compton, Steve Gordon, Bill Haft, Dr. Numerof, Janet Corbin, Jeanne Macsata, and many others provided me with a lifelong love of learning and a strong ethical foundation. Only now, looking back, do I realize how fortunate I was to have this kind of education as a youth.

That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to work with Bob Bandoni and his organization, Students Shoulder to Shoulder. The only thing more enjoyable than reminiscing about the past is talking about the future with Bob. He is without question the most charismatic person I’ve  ever known personally, and to help him in any small way, as he and his team take on the monumental task of preparing youths for a future in global citizenship, has been one of the great joys of this past year.

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656票app下载And, of course, I finally managed to get this website up and live. Updates are coming soon, but at least we have a basic framework up and running for the time being.

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656票app下载How could we possibly top such an interesting, fruitful year? Well, I have a few things in mind that could lift Flat Earth media up to the next level. Bode and I make a great team, but we wouldn’t have been able to do all of the above without the excellent work of my colleagues. We’ll see how things shake out over the next few weeks and months – and hopefully our next announcements will involve new projects, and new team members, who will be part of the great stories of 2014.

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