Thursday, September 28, 2017

Talk about startup.

The more we talk about startup, the fewer new business starts.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

What is your foundation? Rock or sand?

I try to end and start the day listening to Pray as You Go (click here to hear it.)

This morning's meditation particularly powerful: "Can you share your deepest desire with God?"

I'm going to suggest the topic of "Foundations" at Socrates Cafe tonight at DU, next Tuesday at Trinity Church, and Friday at LoDo Panera. Join us? More info on our meetup site about all 3, or let us help you start a new one at a time and place that would work better for you. More info and optional rsvp on our Meetup site, check it out: 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mass Flourishing

We have had an experiment in self-government in the United States since before the American Revolution, we've had free citizens rather than subjects of the monarch.

Free citizens have been responsible for building the most prosperous country the world has ever know and for sharing that wealth around the world.

Now we are under attack from powerful forces who are snuffing out the grassroots, the voice of the common person, in business, politics, and most institutions.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Huricanne Colorado.

Hurricane Harvey was bad, wait until you see Hurricane Colorado, it will hit us in the 2018 elections, gain power and circle back in a 2020 disaster.

Unfortunately, Propositions 107 and 108
(They were 140 and 98-) both passed.
This morning Facebook reminded me that I'd posted this video a year ago after Propositions 107 and 108 (They were Propositions 140 and 98 until they got enough signatures to get on the ballot, then powerful elitists change numbers when they go on ballot, just one more way they dupe the grassroots, make it harder to stop their Hurricane Colorado) both got enough signatures to make the 2016 ballot.
I couldn't get anyone substantial (meaning rich enough to underwrite a real campaign against 107/108's task force of elitist backers, CEOs, silver spoon trust fund babies who were born on third base and think they hit a triple, tenured poly-Sci professors who hate the grassroots, and the worn-out, cynical party workers who can't stand passing the torch to the younger generation, creatives without a conscious) to oppose the misleading ad blitz, saturation TV ads and direct mail that appealed to young adults with sophisticated, subliminal triggering of memories of red and blue t-shirts and being bullied on the school play ground.

Friday, September 01, 2017

No snitching— Part 1.

“Mind your own business, work with your own hands.” 1Thessalonians 4:11 KJV

Part 1. 
Tuesday (9-5), Part 2 COMING SOON. I’ll tell you more about this critical turning point in my life, and how I believe it had such a powerful effect me and Randy and my entire family.

Amazon groceries just delivered.
Denver—Next month it will be 52 years since I started violating this rule from Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonians. It is one of the earliest teachings of the Christian church, 

“Mind your own business, work with your own hands.” 

I believe my violation of this rule and Randy’s resulted in his early death a few weeks ago, and it contributed to our father’s very early death in 1979, he was only 54. 

Today the Internet and the glorification of celebrity in our western culture has resulted in a nearly universal violation of the principle that threatens to literally destroy the world.How? Let me tell you a story about this:

There were 10 wise and 10 foolish entrepreneurs gathered at their local chamber of commerce waiting for a noon meeting with a venture capitalist. His plane was late.

The foolish entrepreneurs were forced by emergencies to return to their various garage businesses startups they were trying to scale. The wise entrepreneurs had plenty of time to wait because they worked with their own hands and minded their own business.

“Tell the venture capitalist about our business,” pleaded the foolish entrepreneurs. But the wise entrepreneurs refused.

52 years ago I learned a behavior, and I believe Randy did too, that has led us to where we are now, Randy in his grave and me caught in a garage business I’m trying to scale.

I remember that morning, the first Monday after the end of our football season.

It was early. The bright blue cloudless Colorado sky was behind the massive silhouette of Denver Thomas Jefferson High School. I found a parking space and walked up from student parking seeing the bright sky and dark school, a vivid iconic image that I’ve revisited over and over and over since then because of what happened that afternoon. 

What I’ve only recently remembered, with help from a good psychodynamic therapist, is there are no other students in the, for me, iconic picture. I was late again. Classes had started. 

Amazon just delivered, time to eat breakfast before a jam packed day. Tuesday (9-5), I’ll tell you more about this critical turning point in my life, and how I believe it had such a powerful effect me and Randy and my entire family. (3-2-18 note: the part 2 never happened until today. I'm telling the rest of the story each day, starting today, on Good News Grassroots, see it on

I’ll answer questions posted here or on Tweet there with #IDEACafe now or anytime to be part of the conversation. 

John Wren