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One and All: Comfort

This photograph was submitted to our project One and All. What do you think is beautiful? What makes you feel strong? What makes your community better? To participate, just take out a camera (cell phone cameras work too) and then: 1)  Take a picture of something you love and email it to us at theaterofinclusion@gmail.com by […]

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The “Indy Loves You” Project Recap

[View the story “Indy Loves You” on Storify]

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Indy Loves You: Monument Circle Sept 22, 2013

Indy Loves You: Monument Circle Sept 22, 2013, a set on Flickr. Indianapolis is great at rolling out the red carpet for special events like the Super Bowl and Indy 500. But what about other days? The days where people are just going about their lives: going to work, looking for a comfortable spot to […]

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One and All: Trust

This photograph was submitted to our project One and All. What do you think is beautiful? What makes you feel strong? What makes your community better? To participate, just take out a camera (cell phone cameras work too) and then: 1)  Take a picture of something you love and email it to us at theaterofinclusion@gmail.com […]

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“Go Outside.”

These are the words I hear walking in through the front door of the house where my big brother lives. I pause with my jacket halfway off. I look at my brother James. He reads the hesitancy in my body language and repeats, “Go outside.” I counter with the already obvious, “But I just came […]

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Chairs / 10-28-13

I figured out something today – it’s not about the chairs: (excerpts) 3:02 a.m. I send out a handful of invitations via e-mail and text. In the invite I include a photo of the chairs the last time we set them out. The Circle Tower Building dominates the background. In the foreground three people are […]

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Chairs Remix

It is snowing. On the ground it turns out to be more ice and water than snowflakes. This seems early for Indianapolis. Halloween is a week away and only the maple leaves are earnestly turning yellow. Autumn still has a lot to do before winter takes over. It’s impossible not to conjure up little weather […]

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Matisse

I’m slowly circling around the parking lot at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I’m stunned by the cherry red Fiat, the cobolt blue Prius, a bright orange Jeep. Where did this stuff come from? Oh, and there is the early autumn rust, like nails left outside, of a half dozen spindly trees. The green above […]

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Gym

This morning at the gym I did something completely unexpected – I took off my headphones. The world came rushing in from all around me and I found myself having a TEDx Moment in multiples. By “TEDx Moment” I’m referring to the moment of bright insight that often accompanies the experience of listening to or […]

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Chairs

“We put red chairs down on Monument Circle.” This was the sentence that came out of my mouth during a business meeting with a client yesterday. He had just asked me about TOI’s current projects. “What?” I repeated the sentence, “We put red chairs down on Monument Circle”. At this point it became clear to […]