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Finding Fire

Finding Fire

When we named our podcast The Campfire Project, the logic behind it was simple. We wanted to get back to where we came from: telling stories and dissecting our thoughts, one detail at a time. Though the “fire” the glow of our computer screens, but for Matt and I, it is still our weekly meeting place. A time to vent. A time to communicate. Lately I’ve been thinking about a different kind of modern day campfire of a different sort: the lava lamp. 

Let me explain. 

Seeing The Story To Believe It

Seeing The Story To Believe It

Two exceptionally complex stories have been unfolding right in front of us. At home, a series of seemingly unconnected events in different entertainment industries collided and (re)launched a broad, sustained discussion on the portrayal of and violence against women. Abroad, the elevation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from terrorist talking point to legitimate threat has driven a coalition of countries, lead by the United States, back to war in the Middle East. Though both stories have been building for some time, it was only after graphic depictions of the violence were revealed to the world that conversation exploded, and action was taken