Birthday Clues

My birthday celebrations started promptly at midnight on Thanksgiving when I found out about my big birthday surprise and adventure – an interactive scavenger hunt game Lea made just for me with hidden notes and mysterious clues. It started with a birthday card from Keith and my favorite childhood drink – sparkling apple cider –…

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, with such horrible things happening to our First Nations siblings, I found a story that brings me hope, reminds us of our history of solidarity and fighting for liberation, the land, and what is right. I put together this video that tells the story of the first settlement in the United States, 100…

Meet Audre & Wilhelm

WE GOT KITTENS!!! In this post we introduce you to our new lovely kitties, Audre and Wilhelm – plus teach you what we learned about caring for new kittens. We never expected to find these two on our road trip through Nebraska, but we are so glad we did. On the left is Wilhelm. Wilhelm…

StartingBloc III: Adventures in NOLA

This is the final post in a series about our road trip to New Orleans and StartingBloc, the program we did while there. Day 5 On day 5, the final day of the institute, we were back at Landing Zone, where we started. It felt like we were coming full circle. Even though it had…

StartingBloc II: New Orleans Rush

This blog post is a continuation of the last one which outlined the beginning of the StartingBloc New Orleans Institute. We are going to pick up on Day 3. Day 3 On day 3 the institute moved to a different shared working space, Propeller. Propeller has been tackling the tough challenges in New Orleans by…

StartingBloc I: NOLA ’16

I want to take some space to explain what StartingBloc is, and what our experience at the New Orleans Institute this year was like. The experience will be outlined over the next couple of posts. StartingBloc is a global Fellowship for social impact change makers. The StartingBloc Institute is a dynamic 5-day conference where Fellows learn…

Road Trip to New Orleans!

We drove 900 miles from Miami to get to New Orleans by May 19th for the Starting Bloc Institute for Social Innovation. The institute brings together fellows from all over the world for a series of workshops and activities designed to inspire, instruct, and stretch our limits. We had the wonderful opportunity to attend the institute thanks…

Bagnos of Marina di Pietrasanta

The Tuscans have the faculty of making much of common things and converting small occasions into great pleasures. -Henry James- With this post, we invite you along with us to explore the idyllic Tuscan seaside area of Marina di Pietrasanta. Here, there are summer months of long days spent bronzing in the golden sun, playing in…

Back to Europe

Knowmad (n): a nomadic knowledge and innovation worker; a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can ‘work’/[create] with almost anybody, anytime, anywhere. (john moravec: knowmad society. 2013)

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We ( Nastassja Schmiedt & Lea Roth ) are knowmads who work locally & globally online through our social enterprise timetospringup.org. We’d been based in Miami for a while, and just published our first book ( Millennial Sex ) in August, so when we were invited to travel with Nastassja’s dad to Tuscany to spend September with their family there, we were super excited! With this post, we invite you to come along with us…