Places and spaces are representative of who I am, what I do and how I work. I go to places that resonate with what I am thinking about, that are inviting, community focused, and stimulate creativity and conversation.
In Ray Oldenburg's book, "The Great Good Place", there is a name given to the places and spaces I am referring to. He calls them "Third Places" (in contrast to the first and second places of home and work) and he argues that they are central to local democracy and community vitality.
Here are some of these Third Places which have played a big role in what I do.