JessieX

JessieX

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553 weeks ago @ The Gen X Files - Green the new American... · 1 reply · +1 points

Just this past weekend, I was at the Virgin Festival in Columbia, Md. I went with my BFF and generational-theory-oriented friend, so whatever we do, we can always view things through both of our perspectives to look at generational dynamics.

The VirginFest event grounds were covered with trash. Covered. Nothing new there, right? Nothing generational, per se, right? But what struck me was the orientation of Millennials to run around (since their grade school days) with big smiles on their faces, talking about how we have to recycle, or save the planet/ the whatevers. Now, they attend whopper conferences, such as Power, in DC and en masse, claim to go before elected reps telling adults to change laws to save the planet. All the while, I'm sure, convinced they are leading the charge.

I'm ALL FOR a culture shift that values environmental integrity, conservation, good use of resources, etc. And I believe in the collective, can-do of the Millennial Might to align behind a few select (albeit, not deep) issues and shift culture. Yeah.

But this is what I tweeted from the VirginFest this weekend, literally: "I don't ever want to hear a single millennial- gen y talk about green/Eco/environmental issues if they can't first pickup their gdam trash."

You want green/eco/whatever, Millennials. Go for it! Really. Just make sure your own actions align with your big goals. Otherwise, well ... look to the history books for your own future ...

555 weeks ago @ The Gen X Files - New Generational Blog:... · 0 replies · +1 points

@jenx67 - i've always found strauss and howe to be deeply appreciative of -- even a bit tender toward - genxers/nomads. i read the wapo article where he called genx "the stupidest gen evahhh," to kinda quote you. you have to read it in full to get thepoint.

556 weeks ago @ The Gen X Files - Another Gen X icon, Jo... · 0 replies · +2 points

Just found this website. Thought of you, Dave. http://generationxmovies.blogspot.com/

623 weeks ago @ Columbia Compass - Village Election Resul... · 0 replies · +1 points

Excellent thinking, Freemarket. Love your comment above.

623 weeks ago @ Columbia Compass - Village Election Resul... · 0 replies · +1 points

Congratulations, Bill!

623 weeks ago @ James Howard - Video of PELU Hea... · 0 replies · +2 points

You friggin' rock, Mr. James Howard. Technology. Openness. Transparency.

I'm multi-tasking and working on some low-admin work while participating in (by being more informed) in hyper-local issues. I'm connected. I see people I know (Hi Sang! You've got a great smile!)

And best of all, I can fast forward when I find someone boring!

625 weeks ago @ Columbia Compass - Attention to Detail &n... · 0 replies · +2 points

To me, openness includes transparency and multi-channeled communication about one's perspective, values, involvement, alliances and thinking. Where is their website? Who are these people? What is there online profile? How can I access them and learn more about them (other than at a relatively staid candidate's forum)? This type of campaigning, to me, speaks to the candidates' attitude toward public communication and much more. On the heels of the "secret meetings" and voting block activities on CA's recent board, I find this all-talk-no-walk type of campaigning disturbing.

I just blogged about openness and campaigning here. http://tinyurl.com/5q972f Bill, in my eyes: you _do_ walk your talk. I believe you're the finest candidate to come to the WLVB in a long time. Were I a Wilde Lake resident, I'd vote for you in a heartbeat.

625 weeks ago @ Columbia Compass - Wilde Lake Village Boa... · 0 replies · +2 points

I wholeheartedly support Bill's candidacy for the WL Village Board. I find Bill's mind, dedication and commitment to be one of the greatest assets Columbia has for its current and approaching leadership needs. You rock, Bill!

630 weeks ago @ James Howard - Columbia Needs Municipal · 0 replies · +2 points

From the bit I've read about the subject shows that such feats are hard to pull off. http://www.slate.com/id/2174858/ . However, I love MKM's suggestion. I think it would be grand to make small centers, such as a village center, wifi zones. As long as they redesigned the spaces for some good outdoor and indoor coworking spaces, too. :-) Thanks for bringing the subject up, James.

630 weeks ago @ James Howard - Columbia Needs Municipal · 0 replies · +2 points

I'm not a fan of municipal-provided wifi, municipality-wide ... at least not today. And the bit I've read about the subject shows that it's hard to pull off. http://www.slate.com/id/2174858/ . However, I love MKM's suggestion. I think it would be grand to make small centers, such as a village center, wifi zones. As long as they redesigned the spaces for some good outdoor and indoor coworking spaces, too. :-) Thanks for bringing the subject up, James.