<div style="margin: 0in 0in 6pt">I <span style="color: black">speak, teach and consult internationally</span> in the nascent field of cultural strategy which addresses the importance of creating balance among culture, community and commerce. I developed iCREATE [Innovative Community Revitalization through Entrepreneurial Arts Technology & Enterprise] which advocates for historically disadvantaged populations seeking access to skills and resources that provide economic opportunity to sustainably improve their quality of life. The overarching goal is to create and employ a community-based economic model that redefines the relationship between for profit and nonprofit organizations, community and business, and government sectors and faith-based organizations, and brings together non-traditional resources, and an equitable mix of public and private resources that provide collaborative solutions to socio-economic problems The first program to implement its mission and objectives is the Texas Legacy Arts Incubator (TLAI), an architectural artisan-based economic development model designed to incubate micro-enterprise in Texas. In addition to the economic value TLAI will provide to the community, it will bring a wide variety of educational opportunities relating to greenbuilding, economy/ecology, cultural legacy knowledge, organic food manufacturing, bioenergy and many others. I am based in Austin Texas where I manage a global network of connections and own Café Caffeine, the hippest coffee shop in South Austin.</div>
Stories by Ruth Glendinning
After forty-six years of trying my body on for size, I have finally arrived at my Size of Reason. This is the size that best fits me. This...