23
Mar

😍 🏀 🏆 how sweet it is 🏆 🏀 😍

March madness is upon us and while the team at UpThink is busy getting psyched to watch the Mountaineers take on Gonzaga for a spot in the elite eight we thought highlighting a few outstanding athletes from the pantheons of WV hall-of-fame sports history would be a great way to get in the mood. Jerry...
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16
Mar

💪 There’s no growth in comfort 💪

The mountains began to glow a reddish hue as the sun made its slow farewell over the Red River Gorge. The day, our weekend camping trip in Kentucky, was coming to a gradual end, but I needed to keep climbing. It wasn’t that I was scared I’d hit darkness by the time I made it...
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09
Mar

Do You Know Sean Hornbuckle?

Sean Hornbuckle is a young member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing Cabell County in the 16th district. A graduate of Huntington High School, Hornbuckle received a bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing as well as an MBA from Marshall University. “I was 26 when I decide to run for office for...
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02
Mar

🎨 West Virginia Eye Candy 🎨

  On Valentine’s Day, I ate dinner with my husband using pieces of West Virginia-made artwork. As part of the team at the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts, I make it my business to keep in-the-know about the top artists and makers from around the state. But I wasn’t eating a fancy, four-course meal. I...
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22
Feb

👂Have you heard the curious chatter?👂

Dan Davis and Hillary Harrison contemplated renting a theater. If they were going to start a speaker series, they would need plenty of seating, maybe a projector, and definitely a good sound system. But renting a theater or conference room, they decided, wouldn’t be the Curious Chatter way. Curious Chatter is about real life. It’s...
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14
Feb

💘 WV = bae 💘

Roses are red, violets are blue… Yo West Virginia, we sure love you! In honor of Valentine’s Day we had some of our favorite UpThinkers write sweet nothings to our favorite gal, number 35 in your history books but number one in our hearts, the often wild and always wonderful, state of West Virginia. Summer...
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08
Feb

🚨 Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert! 🚨

Guys, today is the first day of the 2017 Legislative Session! Now, I’ll happily admit that I am a policy nerd. But I really only became a policy nerd because I’ve seen firsthand how important policy is as a tool for making progress on the things I care about. In college, I fell in love...
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01
Feb

📷 Sam Owens – Behind the Lens 📷

Sam Owens is one of the state’s most celebrated photojournalists helping to tell West Virginia’s story. She was recently chosen among Time Magazine’s 51 Instagram photographers to follow in 2016 and is featured in a new website that launched today, www.womenphotograph.com. This week, she joined us to talk about some of her work and what...
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25
Jan

🐸 Eat the frog before the frog eats you 🐸

The holiday decorations have been put away, New Year’s champagne is *uhum* gone, and you might be feeling like life (and all your stuff) is right where it should be. If you’re anything like me, now’s the time to check yourself. Maybe you lost your keys (in your pocket) this morning or arrived at the...
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18
Jan

Lessons From MLK We All Could Use

1. Be bold with your dreams. Never apologize for setting high standards for yourself. 2. Never limit yourself. Ignore people that tell you that you can’t accomplish something. You have the potential to accomplish great things. 3. Know that you can be the change that needs to happen. You and you alone are enough to...
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