Episode 17: Know it - Part 2


Summary: Sabrina reads some passages from her first book, "Spilling Open".

Show Notes: 

1. Pages from , "Spilling Open". Check them out on Etsy


3. Quote of the week. 


Episode 16: Know it - Part 1


Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk about what they know.  

Show Notes: 

1. Two books Trent refers to: 

2. From Sabrina's 1997 journal: 




Summary: Sabrina and Trent discuss some of their favorite things.

A couple of Trent's favorite things: 

Some of Sabrina's favorite things: 

1a. Aziz Ansari's Madison Square Garden Standup Comedy special is on Netflix. 
1b. Some screenshots of the subtitles from Aziz's special mistakenly paired to a nature documentary can be seen HERE. (Contains explicit language). 

2. The apartment project in Madison Wisconsin. 

3. Klarbrunn (lime) sparkling mineral water. 

Tilapia pronunciation guide:  ti·la·pia  \tə-ˈlä-pē-ə, -ˈlā-\


Episode 15: Mealiffe


Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to Karen Ring Mealiffe, the high school art teacher who in many ways formed the foundation of the room in the trees. 

Show Notes: 

1. Karen Ring Mealiffe 

2. Yearbook treasures from 93 & 94

3. Examples of Mealiffe's artwork:  

4. Definition of duff: The buttocks or rump.

5. Highly rare object from Mealiffe's private collection:

Artist: Trenton Reynolds

Artist: Trenton Reynolds


6. From Sabrina's 92' & 93' darkroom play list: 


Episode 14: Textured Stuff


Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk about stuff - generally and specifically about 600 pounds of stuff that arrived recently in Madison Wisconsin. 

Show Notes: 

1. George Carlin standup about stuff.

2. 600 lbs.

600 pounds.

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3. From the set of "There She Goes".

4. Sabrina is in this video. And check out all the artwork. 

4. Kerry James Marshall paints on drop cloths. 

5. Leon Golub painted on drop cloths. 

6. You will notice most of these bed-raising cinder block solutions show the blocks laying flat. We put ours vertical. Because.  


Episode 13: Social Creatures


Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to Daniel Franklin, Founder and President of Franklin Educational Services Inc. who is also a life-long artist. 

Show Notes:

1. Read more about Daniel Franklin and his learning center at franklined.com

2. The Social Neural Science of Education. 



I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou


5. This video will make you happy (HERE). 

6. Sabrina's large custom "wall pages". So cool. 


Episode 10: Eat Pizza or Something


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Show Notes: 

1. Nichole Wong Forti is an artist working in San Francisco. She has an MFA in animation from UCLA. You can see some of her work on her website: www.nicholewongforti.com

2. Messy Thrilling Life : The Art of Figuring Out How to Live. 


3. Printer copier Epson Stylus CX6400 ~ a 2003 vintage wonder.


4. Learn more about the wonderful San Francisco Latino Cultural center HERE.  

Part of a 2003 silkscreen series Sabrina made at the Mission Cultural Center

Part of a 2003 silkscreen series Sabrina made at the Mission Cultural Center


5. If you are interested in collaborating with us as an intern you can apply HERE

6. Please take a moment to rate us on iTunes HERE

7. If you would like to become a patron of this podcast and be entered in regular drawings to receive original artwork, subscribe to us at patreon.com/room for $5 a month. 

8. Paul Clark edited this episode. You can learn more about Paul HERE

9. Brent Reynolds provided the music for this podcast. You can hear more of his music HERE.


Episode 9: John Kent Harrison - Part 2


Show Notes: 

1. Images from John Kent Harrison's journey down the Mississippi river. 

2. Happy Father's Day!

3. Support us at Patreon.com/room HERE.

4. Rate us on iTunes HERE.

5. Find out more about internships at Room in the Trees HERE

6. Brent Reynolds provided the music for this podcast. You can hear more of his music HERE.


Episode 8: John Kent Harrison


Show Notes: 

1. John Kent Harrison IMDB filmography HERE

2. Submit a link to your audio comments or anything that inspires you in this form or email it to roominthetrees@gmail.com 

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3. Read more about Francois Truffaut HERE

4. Steven Spielberg's Harvard Commencement Speech.

5. Read more about the Learning Annex HERE


6. Here are two favorite poems.


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Episode 7: Chas, Master Fort Builder


Show Notes: 

*** This Friday we will be choosing, as promised, one of our $5-level subscribers (at random) to receive the original handwritten artwork for an episode of Room in the Trees podcast. Trent is also going to add an lovely interpretive drawing, done in response to the line art. If you want your name to be eligible make sure you subscribe on Patreon before next Friday. 

You can become a patron and subscriber at patreon.com/room HERE.

1. Filipino lashing (square): 

SABRina's first Filipino Lashing. 

SABRina's first Filipino Lashing. 


2. Filipino lashing (diagonal):

3. Clove hitch knot - used in Filipino lashing. 

4. You can see some examples of structures built with lashings HERE.
5. Baden Powell "Scouting for boys".


6. See some examples of African safari tree forts HERE.

7. Please help us reach more people by posting a review on iTunes HERE

8. Chas and Judy story tellers. If anyone can find the story of the gooey green arm send a link.


Episode 6: Shut Your Monkey


Show Notes: 


1. You can find Danny Gregory's blog, books, and podcast online at his website dannygregory.com 
2. Danny's Bagel Video

3. Keith Jarrett. 


4. The secret to a great podcast.

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5. Music for Room in the Trees was provided by my brother Brent. You can find more of his music HERE