We've been consumed with sundry details as this project takes the next step in its evolution, so this week's capsule will be rather brief. I hope you don't mind me giving you a bit of a behind-the-scenes tour!
One of the tasks we've been focusing on? Finding new office space for our production team to create great interviews and public events. And, boy, have we seen some doozies. Even in the dustiest of places, Krista can pull off the flip-flops and yoga pants... and remain stylish and clean!
We've also rediscovered our inner flaneurs, exploring hidden basements and alleys, and seeing architectural elements like these classic limestone columns supporting a massive 150-year-old building near the mighty Mississippi!
And, of course, we did visit some magnificent spaces (a bit out of our reach) with curtain walls of glass revealing these unbelievable vistas of urban lakes and the tree canopies of Minneapolis neighborhoods.
I'd be remiss if I didn't share this Sightings commentary from Martin Marty, "Interfaith Marriages: Religious Tolerance or Religious Dilution?" In it, Dr. Marty invites interfaith couples to reflect on their marriages and tell their stories — to further our cultural understanding and to challenge the binary headlines:
"Years ago Jews and Catholics were most feared and despised, but today they are most readily accepted by others! One reason for the change is interfaith marriage, and, alongside it, many other means of getting to know 'the other.'"
I'll leave you with this thought from Krista (@KristaTippett):
Doing good by those we know & love is the most exacting discipline, the grit test of character, the measure of a life.
And, please know that if you ever want to get in touch with me — to critique, to suggest a voice, to submit a post for publication — you can always reach me at @TrentGilliss on Twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or follow our show account (@Beingtweets). It's got personality too!