Mark Medlin has been lots of places, but nothing prepared him for the trip he tells you about here.
When You Turn Sixty, Sometimes the Trip You Take Surprises YouPRESENTED ON JUN 01, 2018
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 19
Re-wiring the addicted brain
BY MICHAEL TRAYFORD
@ VOL 19
ON JUN 01, 2018
Substance use and compulsive behaviors cause structural changes in the brain that can be reversed. 21st century, brain-based treatment approaches to addiction recovery hold great promise in combating this growing public health crisis.
We explore the understanding that addiction is a brain problem, not a moral failing or character flaw. That addiction and associated disorders of learning and behavior can be effectively remediated through re-wiring of neural pathways and networks.
Big Subject, Great Stories: the Making of Lock & Load: Armed Fiction
BY DEIRDRA MCAFEE
@ VOL 19
ON JUN 01, 2018
Deirdra McAfee discusses how she and co-editor BettyJoyce Nash built a literary anthology—the only book in America helping us talk about guns.
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Jasper is one half of NineBar Creative, a small design creative in Asheville focusing on web, graphic, and small-scale industrial design. He also runs the beverage program at Table & The Imperial Life, and finds plenty of time to develop tasty concoctions of his own. An unhealthy amount of Lego time paired with shockingly-free access to art supplies and entirely too much NPR meant this nerdy little child knew from an early age he wanted to study architecture. Someone in the admissions department at the University of Virginia spilled coffee and let Jasper into the School of Architecture. Four years later, The University spit out an enlightened and marginally more mature architect-in-training. Jasper amplified his design aesthetic at school by dabbling in architectural history, preservation and urban planning courses, all aside his architecture studios. His work is spatial, textured and tactile and his design process typically involves an ample freedom of movement between digital and manual media. He pushes NineBar Creative to foray into industrial and product design. Jasper developed an interest in and an affinity for classic cocktails and spirits about 5 years ago, and he’s sometimes just as often behind the stick as he is in front of the computer. Outside of the office, Jasper is most likely at home cooking, riding his bike, or looking for bottles of antique spirits with which to further clutter his bar, er...house (much to the chagrin of his girlfriend).
Kate Kelleher is a Speech Language Pathologist currently working in Long Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation in Black Mountain. Her work experience includes the school system, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, home health and outpatient care. She graduated from Appalachian State University with her bachelors and masters degree. She currently has been living in Asheville for 4 years.
Ryan Naylor is an Asheville native. He traveled the world with his working family through middle school, and went on to earn his BFA in graphic design from Appalachian State University. After graduating, he moved back to Asheville where he had a daughter (now 4 years old) and decided to build a home for his new family. Ryan has always been a box-breaker and a boundary pusher (as his scars can attest). Instead of just building another house, he decided to build his first home as a statement. He constructed it from re-purposed and re-used materials in order to show how wasteful the construction industry in our country is. His intention was to show others that you can construct a beautiful modern home with a more environmentally friendly impact; even if you don't know much about construction. He went on to design, contract, and construct the first shipping container home in Asheville with the help of his partner Brook, and his daughter Soleil. They also produced a blog which got over 100,000 views, and attracted attention from over 150 different countries. The construction of this home was followed by magazines, newspapers, and a documentary film maker who is now in the final phase of editing a documentary on the project. Please welcome Ryan Naylor to present on 40x28... his shipping container home.