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Monday, January 18, 2016 +Recover+Start+Grow+Flourish+: Startup Show-- Today on Contemplative Imagination ... +Recover+Start+Grow+Flourish+: Startup Show-- Today on Contemplative Imagination ...: CORRECTION: Startup Show will now be on at 12:30 p.m. each day instead of 12:15 as originally announced. Sorry if that cause you a problem. ...

An announcement in celebration of MLK.

Today I'm making an annoncement about a chage I'm suggesting we make on the way we celebrate Martin Luther King Day given the pantheon of American Heros who devoted there lives to give us our freedom, starting with Benjamin Franklin who's birthday yesterday and every January 17 is celebrated more by the breach than the observance as Shakespeare put it about another hero long, long ago. 

I've also decided to make this announcement about the SBCC and the Startup Show: 

Today 1st Monday of daily version of the Startup Show, changing the time of the half hour show to 12:15 pm Mountain. 

The focus will be on the Good News for tomorrow, the Good News in work, family, neighborhoods, communities, and nations.

I believe there is hope for Good News tomorrow because of the research I've been inspired to do over the last 20+ years that has resulted in the discovery of what I'm now calling the SBCC Spiritual Startup Method's 4 Practices: Faith, Imagination, Thinking, and Life-long Learning. 

Today on the Startup Show-the practice of Imagination. 

We'll also talk about this at Root & Branch discussion meeting this afternoon, open to anyone who is interested in a spiritual way of living. 

For more about the show and the meeting see 

Next week we will begin having guests on the Startup Show each day. 

If you'd like to be on the show to share your startup experience, or if you have a suggestion for who we should invite, call me on the Startup Line, (303)861-1447.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy 310th birthday Ben Franklin!

Ben Franklin 1706- 1798 Icon by Mike, see link to his web page at the bottom of this page. Thanks Mike!


There is true-thinking, some call it being awake, then there is ism-thinking, close minded, playing a pat hand, only attracted to reinforcement of preconceived conclusions, true believers on the left and right who have substituted political beliefs for belief in a higher power.

Belief in a higher power means belief in one's own spiritual experience with or without being an active member of an organized religion.

Free spirits who are totally outside any structure are choosing what is for most of us a more dangerous path, for more see Ronald Rolheiser's The Holy Longing. 

Or join us tomorrow (or any Monday) here in Denver for Root & Branch, free open discussion meeting about the spiritual path of the 12-steps and meditation. 

For more see Root & Branch 

Friday, January 15, 2016 New! Startup Show Daily Edition. +Recover+Start+Grow+Flourish+: New! Startup Show Daily Edition.: Starting today the Startup Show will be on each day, live by 5 p.m. The show will be announced as being live here on this site and then shared by social media. PLEASE SHARE. THANKS!

Monday, January 11, 2016

SBCC Soulful Startup Method: +Faith+Imagine+Think+Learn+: New! IDEA Pioneers: Catholic (universal) Caucus & ...

SBCC Soulful Startup Method: +Faith+Imagine+Think+Learn+: New! IDEA Pioneers: Catholic (universal) Caucus & ...: Will you help us? New concept being tested. Intention is to help people to more quickly get started with our new expression of the soulf...

New! IDEA Pioneers: Catholic (universal) Caucus & Commerce Club.

Will you help us? New concept being tested.

Intention is to help people to more quickly
get started with our new expression of
the soulful startup method we've been
experimenting with for 235+ years in the
US, and for 20+ years here in Denver.

RSVP or get on the waiting list for our
first online meeting at:

or call John Wren (303)861-1447

IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops are expected
to resume in February.