“Toward a New Funding Model for Theater”
He riffs on a 37signals post on selling your byproducts. Tickets are a byproduct. The production process is the product. Involve your audience in the process in exchange for a membership or some other type of recurring monthly payment. But don’t make it any more complicated than a three-tiered “I’m just curious/I’m exploring/YES. I’m on board” kind of structure. Also, “membership” is different from a “subscription” in which you just buy a bunch of tickets at once.
It’s a long but easy read. Neat stuff in the comments, too.
As we say in Minnesota, oh fer cute.
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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Green Room of the White House, Sept. 1, 2009. (Official White House Photo)
Photo by Annie Leibovitz/Released by White House Photo Office
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You can really see in this photo how much Malia looks more like Michelle and Sasha looks more like Barack.
Underground Railroad Bicycle Route
The history of this remarkable period comes alive as you pedal along the corridor that traces the Underground Railroad route from the Deep South to Canada. This bicycle route memorializes the Underground Railroad, a network of clandestine routes by which African freedom seekers attempted to escape for many years before and during the Civil War. You can watch a short video about the creation of the UGRR (in four segments) on our YouTube Channel.
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Read further on the development of the route. Seems like a lot of thought went into it. Also notice in the description I quoted above that they don’t use the words “slavery” or “slaves” or anything like that.
If I had the legs and the butt for an extended bike trip, this would be a really interesting option.
“Promoting safe and convenient bicycling in Metro Detroit”
Beat the Train
Facilitating adventuresome rides and races around the city of Detroit. Guessing this is the referenced Dequindre Cut Greenway and damn if it doesn’t look just like Minneapolis’ Midtown Greenway.