The Centerline Rumble Strip is  a highway wake up call – drift over the center line while you’re driving, and the roughened pavement strip “rumbles” and calls you back to the reality of the road, and hopefully prevents an accident.  Although I knew what it was, the first time I saw a “Centerline Rumble Strip” sign I immediately got this image of a DOT approved game of highway chicken:  “Rumble, rumble, rumble! Everyone to the center, and first one to swerve loses!”  Either way, dreams hit the road with the Centerline Rumble Strip, hence the name of this blog.

I am a writer by trade, the author of two books on health, co-author of  Makerspaces in Libraries (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015),  and author of the Complete Book of Library Makerspaces (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).  I am Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, Foundation for Community Driven Innovation.  I am also a Creative Partner, with my husband Steve,  for our company,  Eureka! Factory where we work as consultants helping libraries and other organizations develop makerspaces and creative programming.

I have more than 30 years of social entrepreneurship experience across a diverse spectrum of fields and interests, all focused on doing work I’m passionate about, in a way that I hope makes the world a better place in the small corner of it that I can affect.

I believe strongly in the value of collaborative, open source and crowd sourced solutions,  and in the strength of mentor-based learning.

The meaning of life, is the meaning we bring to it.

Make it Good.