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In August, 2015, Stuart Chittenden set off across Nebraska in an RV, in search of cultures, conversations and community. a couple of 830 mile long conversations is a long hello to and from Nebraska. One mile at a time, one conversation at a time, this project is about exploring and building connections in the state.Stuart set up a public conversation space in towns on the route and talked with residents about their lives, their cultures and their stories. In these conversations, he hopes to discover people and, in so doing, reveal Nebraska to ourselves.

What Conversation Reveals About Us

In a couple of 830 mile long conversations, Stuart Chittenden discovered that not everyone is willing to converse with a stranger, even on fairly simple terms.  From those who would sit and chat with him, Stuart encountered curiosity, empathy, courage and a willing candor.

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Credit Andrew Marinkovich
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Stuart Chittenden

Michael Lyon is a native of great Britain who immigrated to Los Angeles in 1981. His business background is in banking: residential real estate operations, mergers and acquisitions. As Director of Fair Lending for the nation's largest thrift, he oversaw the implementation of a $70 million 10-year community reinvestment initiative.
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