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Hello and welcome to be sparked. 

Over the years I’ve become exceedingly curious and deeply passionate about things, places, experiences that hold a special authenticity, a real soulfulness that’s palpable.   That notion guides the way I work with businesses to uncover the ”stuff” that makes them distinctive … and the way I look at life.

Sometimes it’s a great song, a business that walks its talk, an over the top performance, a caringly designed environment, a remarkable neighborhood, or a killer sandwich.   I’ve noticed that in telling the stories behind these things to others, they get a special gleam in their eyes, they come back for more, and stretch themselves to travel to places they wouldn’t usually go  … and their lives become richer for it.

This blog is devoted to sharing the stuff, places and experiences that hold that special magic … and inviting you in on the dialogue.  So, please join in as you see fit and come back to see what’s new.

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4 comments to welcome

  • Lynn-Harold Thompson

    Here’s an interesting bit of info: US magazine, in its October 6,08 edition, has an article on “Pricing the political look . How much does it cost these ladies to connect with voters?”
    A photo shows Sarah Palin in a jacket by Valentino for $5,000., Joe Biden’s wife in a Kay Unger New York dress for $350., Michelle Obama in a Maria Pinto dress for $795., with a broach for $242.,
    and Cindy McCain wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and a Chanel watch and diamond earrings for $280,000. It’s estimated that Cindy’s September 1 convention look ran around $313,000.

    Let’s all remember to vote on November 6, for our future.

    Lynn-Harold Thompson

  • Lynn-Harold Thompson

    For a taste treat in good looking architecture go to : sales@rocioromero.com
    There’s a big show going on at MOMA on this kind of architecture and design, with a great piece on Buckminster Fuller. If you go to romero and click on Ethan&heidi’s Arkansas LVL you can
    see a beautiful house, beautiful interior and a lack of the all-American overdone bullsnot we’ve come to expect in the last couple of decades

    Lynn-Harold Thompson

  • Lynn-Harold Thompson

    Speaking of music, If you took in the recent exhibit of Edward Hopper at the Art Institute, or if you jump in there and take a look at the Hopper the museum has you might want to
    visually lock in the mysterious “Night Hawks”, and then to add to that mystery get a copy of Aaron Copland’s Quiet City. For me, the connection is there; the dark, the shadows, the hint of
    dangerous things, all so beautifully sounded out. The Naxos recording of American Classics, Aaron Copland and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Paul Gambill conducting, will give it all
    to you.

    And then, There is the group The Bad Seeds. British group, very inventive and cool to listen to.

    Lynn-Harold Thompson

  • Lynn-Harold Thompson

    And, I almost forgot, there’s Maya Lin’s “Wave Field”, at the Storm King Art Center. ( See New York Times Article today) minimal, smooth, pleasing and sophisticated, colored by the
    world of Mies.

    Lynn-Harold Thompson

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