What we're about

What's possible? Love! Walking / ZOOMing E-STEAM Love edutainment conversations.

Mission: Energizing balance of work, play, and learning.

Topic-Talk Walks (http://TopicTalkWalks.com) (TTWalks (https://www.meetup.com/TTWalks))

E-STEAM stands for Economics, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. E-STEAM economics is viewed from the perspective of our human and environmental economic currency of Living Energy.

On the Second Sunday of each month, Museum Muser co-hosts free E-STEAM Love conversations, with 3 collaborative Meetup groups - Beckwourth Doers (https://www.meetup.com/Beckwourth-Doers/), Museum Muser (https://www.meetup.com/museummuser/) and TTWalks (https://www.meetup.com/ttwalks/).

These monthly conversations encourage open hearts and minds, for discovering new and old possibilities, for an E-STEAM “Economics of Compassion.”

Our conversation format is light, enjoyable, and playful. We invite a general public audience, from ages 6 to 96.

Our first annual E-STEAM Love collaborative Valentine's month event was on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Most people remember the founders of E-STEAM Love event, Richard and Fran Rew, by their first time receiving an origami jumping frog, from Richard. A living frog's jumping motion is a demonstration of a frog’s econo-physics. TTWalks first mascot, TTW Frog's definition of an "Economics of Compassion" for living frogs is conservation of a frog's living energy currency. After all, living energy currency is the only economic currency frogs have - “See Ma, no pockets!”

Harvard University economist John Kenneth Galbraith used the phrase - “Economics of Compassion,” in his 1990 interview in Japan, which was published in a Japanese language transcript, with Galbraith's chosen English title of "Economics of Compassion.".

These monthly collaborative E-STEAM Love events began, just before Covid-19 began, in January 2020. These events are an evolution, from a seed for collaboration, planted by Fran and Richard Rew, in 2008, when they began the TTWalks group's walking conversations through Meetup. It all began, with monthly 1-hour walking conversations, around Ferril Lake in Denver City Park, followed by a visit to the free monthly fascinating "60 Minutes in Space" presentations, in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. These monthly walking conversations were the beginning of E-STEAM Love's journey from nature to science.

In 2009, the Museum Muser group on Meetup lost its organizer Thanks to the acceptance of the members of the Museum Muser group, Fran and Richard’ Rew began sharing collaborative monthly walking conversations, and museum events.

Then in 2010, the Beckwourth Doers group on Meetup, an African American outdoor adventure group, thanks to their founder, Winston Walker, began to collaboratively share many of these monthly walking conversations, and museum events.

In honor of Winston Walker’s many inspiring conversations shared in our collaborative events, Fran and Richard dedicated the E-STEAM Love (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1pzYrcQa-gNff0V6lPX1yg) channel on YouTube to Winston Walker, as well as naming their live interactive science events "Winston Walker's E-STEAM Traveling Events." Although Winston died in December 2019, his inspirational collaborative spirit lives on. Thanks to the living and loving energy of Beckwourth Doers’ new Organizer Alton Clark, this E-STEAM Love collaboration of our 3 Meetup groups ives on.

In 2021, on the second Sunday of each month, 3-4 pm, we continue to collaboratively share a free ZOOM E-STEAM Love interactive economic edutainment series. This monthly series is associated with other related conversations, shared on our collaborative E-STEAM Love (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1pzYrcQa-gNff0V6lPX1yg) channel on YouTube.

Before Covid-19, our monthly events were on the last Wednesday of each month, followed by a visit to the "60 Minutes in Space" presentation in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. As a part of our monthly ZOOM conversations, we will continue to share our museum experiences in conversation. As the possibility arises, we are open to sharing direct and/or indirect E-STEAM Love collaborations with museums in the future.

Let's walk, talk, and play together!

Fran and Richard Rew,
Collaboration Coordinators
(720) 474-5182 - Fran’s Cell, for text only


Beckwourth Doers

Museum Muser

Collaborative Channel on YouTube

"Creativity, innovation and transformation are all merely side effects of our desires and abilities to empathize, and to connect."-- quote from YouTube video by Seung Chan Lim- " (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E15sYx-cpso)Realizing Empathy"

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Agnes Riddle Walk - Planning Partners
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This is your invitation to lead and/or partner with TTWalks in planning an Agnes Riddle neighborhood history walk. The date, time and exact starting location will be announced as our plans evolve. If it is possible, we could begin planning this event to take place between 2014 to 2016 during the fall.

Fran Rew uploaded a 3-page biliographed introduction to Agnes Riddle called "Educating for a Balanced Life (https://files.meetup.com/1009266/Educating%20for%20a%20Balanced%20Life%20-%20Agnes%20Ludwig%20Riddle.pdf)". The evolution of human values during the historic period of 1865 to 1930 were mirrored in the life of Agnes Riddle through her personal human experience as a woman, a nurse, a farmer, a Grange secretary, a Colorado State Representative, a Colorado State Senator and a Chaplain. When you RSVP to either lead this event and/or partner in the planning process, you will be on the TTWalks mailing list to be invited to play whatever role, big or small, you prefer in the planning process. Please feel free to call or email any questions or comments Fran Rew [masked]).

Our current interested partners are co-founder of Topic-Talk Walks, Fran Rew, and co-founder of the Kinda Collective (http://kindacollective.org/about/), Richard Burgess (http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Burgess/1209458915). The headquarters of the Kinda Collective is currently located on the property where Agnes Riddle lived - 4500 Leetsdale.


On August 5, 2011, TTWalks participated in the Kinda Collective's "HERE IS HOW" (https://www.meetup.com/TTWalks/events/26067041/) event. This was one wonderful example of an evolving community participatory artwork coordinated by the Kinda Collective. Both the planning and the event were SO MUCH FUN!!! The Kinda Collective made the hard work of planning and preparation feel so inspiring. The enthusiasm of each of the planning participants made the adventure and discovery in this planning experience feel like a whole lot of fun. I wished it would never end. I wish it could have continued in its own indoor/outdoor space as an ongoing experience throughout the year with thousands of participants taking turns on which day to participate in a year-round HERE IS HOW pavilion.

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Art is the HeART of E-STEAM Love (TTWalks)

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