Another great start to a Friday once a month with Creative Mornings Columbus. This month’s theme was “Tradition” and Jackie Kemble shared her stories of tradition and challenged the audience to break with traditions that exclude others or harm those who are different. She also talked about tradition being a reflection of identity and the anecdotes she told revealed this accurately.
Jackie is the Community Partnership Manager with Land-Grant Brewing Company. She manages philanthropic Initiatives and Community Engagement through their Franklinton Taproom, focusing on partnerships pertaining to Community, Education and Sustainability. She also partners with local organizations to plan awesome events centered around some of the best beer in the city. I did take that from her LinkedIn profile and she’s right…it is some of the best beer in the city.
The audience participation was strong when they were asked to share examples of their traditions, ones they hold, have broken and the new ones that have been created. As is often the case with these talks, it got me thinking introspectively. The tradition I’ve created is that when I get my haircut, I bring back the same flavor of lollipop from Mane Masters along with three, one dollar scratch off lottery tickets for my three daughters. Many traditions can be identified as an expectation and now I dare not ever come back home after getting my haircut without the lollipops and lottery tickets.