Revolution in the Morning

This morning Nick and I attended this month’s Creative Mornings event here in Louisville and everything was on point.

The morning was hosted at ReSurfaced, an unused lot on Main St. that was turned into a popular venue last year. It was a warm one this morning, but being out in the open air was perfect. Holding the event at ReSurfaced only enhanced the sentiment that Louisville, and Kentucky, is going through a cultural revitalization.

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The theme of this month was revolution, and there is no one who could better speak about this than the guys from Kentucky For Kentucky. A few years ago they worked toward re-branding Kentucky by promoting a new slogan for the Commonwealth, “Kentucky Kicks Ass.” You should definitely watch this video if you’re curious. This morning they shared 15 steps to creating a revolution, which included a mix of humorous (“use curse words”) and sage (“have a cause” and “don’t worry about making everyone happy”) advice.

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As part of the event, attendees were asked to fill out cards with one thing they want to start, big or small, which were then attached to this revolution board. I would love to go through and read all of them.

At its core, Creative Mornings is a breakfast lecture series that not only provides quality speakers (at least in our town) but a space for creative thinkers to meet. I was happy to see a bunch of friends this morning, and to be able to chat over excellent coffee and doughnuts.

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