Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dwight Schrute comes to Austin

Here's some food for thought:

"Where do spirituality and creativity meet?"

That's the big question Rainn Wilson (a.k.a Dwight Schrute on "The Office"), whom I had the pleasure of meeting today, wants to know.

I rarely talk about work on this blog, but for my 9-to-5, I'm a publicist. Rainn swung into town today to give the keynote talk for Lotus Night, a charity event my company helped publicize. Anyway, during our chat, he mentioned his new project "Soul Pancake," which looks pretty interesting.

See, Rainn wants to "de-lamify" talking about God and religion. (Did you know Rainn talked about God at all? As a matter of fact, he does). He wants to do away with the "airy-fairy," "hippie dippie" (his clever words, not mine) flavor of modern spirituality, and instead, start asking big questions. ("QUESTION." as Dwight would say). Soul Pancake is his place to get that started, and it's supposed to be a social networking site where spiritually- and intellectually-curious minds (Bahá'í-curious?) can hash it out.

Rainn also wants to talk about spatulas.

As you can see, Rainn is a pretty cool dude.

And as for me, Reader - I'm squeezing in a little disco nap after this busy day. And then momentarily, it's off to Car Stereo Wars!

1 comment:

He Loves and Hates Everything said...

Baha'i curious.

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