The Denver Dispatch of Doom Vol. 19 (iPhone app and [sorta] new job edition)

Hello dear friends,

Jackie has convinced me to return to oatmeal as a viable breakfast food, and I have to say, it’s an amazingly filling meal. Add some peanut butter, and it might be the best thing since…toast and peanut butter?

Well folks, it’s been a long time since the last Dispatch in late November. I’ve been delaying this release because I wanted to be able to inform you all about the exciting interfaith-focused mobile app that I developed with Islamic Networks Group. If you recall, they hosted me during the Faiths Act Fellowship year, and after that program wrapped, I came on board as a consultant. FaithNews – Multifaith News and Events (the app) took many, many hours of work and research, and is now available in the iTunes App Store. We hope to create Android and Blackberry versions in the coming month(s). So download it (it’s free), check it out, and spread the word!

My contract with Ashoka’s Changemakers ended in December. It was great working with such a dynamic group of social-entrepreneur-geniuses, if only for six months, and I encourage you all to check them out! I’ve since joined Spotted Koi LLC, a business and website consulting firm, as a Project Manager. I take client requests and questions, translate them into Internet-ese, and pass them to our team of developers. I also occasionally crack a figurative whip to keep them moving.
But the most exciting part of this Dispatch is announcing my (sorta) new job. In October, I rejoined The 1010 Project as Director of Communications and Fundraising. It was nice to return to such a great team with a refreshed vision and a new program in the Global Entrepreneur Academy. Brian Rants, the Executive Director, recently left the organization to take a new position at an amazing company. With his departure, I have been promoted to Director of Operations! The Board is slowly beginning the search process for a new ED, but in the meantime, I make all kinds of high-level decisions and manage a bunch of super interns. Now before you say, “Who would think it safe to give Tim such responsibility?” I want to reassure you that my level of professionalism has skyrocketed in the last year, largely due to my sweet girlfriend’s influence and stern voice. :)
Final piece: Late January found me in Boston for State of Formation‘s Executive Committee retreat. We spent two rad days planning our expansion and vision for the coming years. Honestly, if you want to see some high-energy, meaningful dialogue on topics of religious and spiritual formation, head on over.
So that’s that. Life in Denver continues to reward, and as I travel around, I’ll be sure to try and visit with as many of you as I can. Tim misses you all terribly; you can tell because when he’s feeling forlorn, he speaks in the third-person.
In the meantime, keep up the good work, always tip your server, and remember: If it does not appear to be broken, do not attempt to fix it.
P.S. Today’s Poetry Break is brought to you by e.e. cummings, because why not.

Tim Brauhn
Denver, CO
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i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is youhere is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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