Category Archives: OWEN TOPICS

Self Identity, tribalism, and the need to get small.

This is a story about branding. It starts with a head injury.

In the 1990’s I had a friend that was in a skiing accident. He fell during a race, slid down a steep section of the course and hit his head really hard. Ski patrol, life flight, emergency room, ICU; pretty much everything on the trauma treatment menu. My wife, Theo, took the call from his sister. Eric is on the helicopter, headed to the trauma center and we can’t get there until tomorrow – will you go? Theo, who is really great in emergency situations, also happened to be in nursing school at the time. She got to the center just after the helicopter landed, and right as they were deciding to drill into our friend’s head to relieve the swelling pressure on his brain. Continue reading

RYAN & MARIO AT IGNITE BOISE

OWEN’S PRODIGAL SON AT BOISE IGNITE III 2010

Ryan is thoughtful in just about everything he does. Playing Mario Brothers as a kid is no exception. Turns out there are great and powerful things that Mario can teach us. And, if you’ve ever worked with Ryan, you know that all of this is not just talk. Watch the video below, and all of his slides follow.

Proof of prowess: A card made for Ryan by a friend. 20 years ago-ish

Further proof: The check Ryan got for wining a local Mario contest.

IRA GLASS ON STORYTELLING

THIS AMERICAN LIFE CREATOR TALKS ABOUT STORYTELLING

Owen has been a big fan of Mr Glass for quite some time. He’s been a fan of story telling and narrative even longer. Please excuse the poor video quality on these – but if you pretend this is Ira on the radio, it won’t matter much.

Have a listen, and if you can, go to the youtube page and hit that Google donate button below the video window. And, if you’re a fan – follow his blog to find out what else he’s up to: Ira’s Life.

PART I

PART II

PART III

PART IV

002 / OWEN TYPE STUDY: AUTO

GREAT TYPE, PARKED RIGHT ON THE STREET

This growing collection was shot on a 3GS iPhone. Each image was heavily altered by a mix of several iPhone photo apps and several filters inside each app. We’ve been using ShakeItPhoto as the finishing app for final output, seen here on the left. The gorgeous AMC Matador, seen above, is owned by some lucky person that works or lives near the Owen PDX office in Old Town.

OK, so not an auto badge. From the tank of a 1976 Husky 250.