Year 2 Poet
May I say again how much I loved your poems about your mother? They took my breath away.
Every time I read your poetry, I remember what a compassionate, insightful, and truly wonderful human you are. Thanks for continuing to brighten days—in which you are not even present—with your words!
The Grace of Dragons: Receiving the Gifts of Dementia Care Partnering
Stunning. It literally felt like something was cutting into and gripping my spirit… You’ve done it – you have expressed fullness of an experience in a way that others can enter in. Thank you for sharing!
I just have to say…if you’ve not read Lori’s book – its amazing!!! I find myself laughing and crying and marveling at the stories and poems. And the suffering that accompanied the learning. Thank you Lori for gifting us with your heart and humor and authentic wisdom.
Reimagination Station: Creating a Game-Changing In-Home Coworking Space
In 2013, after speaking about some experience from booting up our local Fab Lab, an audience member interested is starting such a space asked “very briefly can you tell me the three most important things needed to set up a local fab lab/makerspace/hackerspace?” My unhesitating answer was, “community, community, community”.
Kane and all her friends are walking this “community, community, community” walk in a fearless way I’ve never personally even approached. Whether this is “coworking” or fits for your particular needs today, it is the right idea. You go, guys!
Laid out as 73 hints for running a coworking space at home, Reimagination Station includes advice about getting support from neighbors, protecting your time, and noticing your impact on others. It’s not a play-by-play how to, but rather a glimpse into the rewards, challenges, and connections that Kane experienced hosting Collective Self.
The book, which was created flash-style in four weeks, is an invaluable tool for home coworking hosts. It’s also a rich resource for anyone who wants to grow the connectedness of neighborhoods, create something beautiful and valuable that isn’t driven by profit, and extend themselves further into their community.
I read “Reimagination Station” out of curiosity. I’ve known the author, Lori Kane for a few years now. She’s impressed me in a variety of ways, mostly “How does she do it?” I sat down to read her new book on co-working even though I don’t plan on opening a co-working space.
It’s an interesting, lively read as she takes you through essentials on how to open a space and run it but more importantly, she reveals the strategic and emotional process involved in turning a personal space into a space shared with strangers. Even better, you learn how her personal experiences with co-working lead her to approach her own life and the course of that life in an entirely new, transformative and unexpected way. I felt inspired and uplifted learning her story – who knows what fresh ideas her example will open for you too.
Year 1 Poet
A Travel Guide for Transitions: Because Freaking Out About This by Myself Totally Sucks
Different Work: Moving from I Should to I Love My Work
I instantly downloaded and devoured it. Great stories and a real similarity to what I’m trying to do. I’ll plug this work now as previously unknown inspiration and hopefully I can tune more people into Lori and Bas’s work. It’s a really nice piece of writing and shows how people can follow passions and love and make it work as work. Very much in line with what I’m putting together. How cool.