Letter from the Editor:
Wow. This summer was tremendous. (Thankfully, the word tremendous took an etymological detour (apparently in 1812 - from the War of?) and now, no longer meaning dreaded or terrible, means only that which is immense or extraordinarily great!) On the personal level, it was mind-expanding due to travel to two key European cities - London and Amsterdam - but on the professional level, it was truly life-changing:
Northwestern’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism offers a final program for grad students called the Innovation Incubator - a summer capstone project (their final, definitive effort before graduating.) 20 students choose 4 projects to focus upon and Realize was one of them. For 10 weeks, we had 5 dedicated journalism students hitting every nerve and priming us for the next level. What will emerge is a relaunch of sorts, that we’ll roll out over the next few months.
And now, instead of my previous Oz-like operation behind an emerald curtain, Realize will be hiring a Managing Editor (to be paid out of my own shrinking pocket) and will be run like a real company. We’ll have a production schedule and a steady stream of content to prove it!
Please stay tuned and spread the word that Realize, the un-AARP, is on a tear into the hearts and minds of that generation we would like to see renamed Generation B. Aren’t you tired of that Boomer title, as well?
Become part of a new cadre of steely-eyed 'elders' and let's rock the joint!!!