do work that matters.

This is a site about finding the time and energy to do work that radically matters. It's also the home base for The Definite Article.  Plus occasional photos of my life in the District.


I’m Justin Jacoby Smith.

Some people call me "hoosteen."

This is a place where I write about finding the time and energy to do work that radically matters*.

I live at the Lamont Street Collective, where we're all working to keep forty years of radical community alive.

From the basement of the LSC, I'm a host and producer on the Voices of the 99% radio network. 

I also co-host The Definite Article with my friend Robin Babb--it's an irregular independent show about the creative process.

In my copious free time I'm currently doing digital strategyweb analytics and communication optimization for JuBiz Consulting.  Before that I did the same for Wake The Beast and The Parley.

My day job, at a big nonprof, involves lots of fiddling with spreadsheets, teamwork, and drawing on whiteboards.

Ultimately all my writing, broadcasting, and analytics work is about working with others to organize community power.

If you've got ideas, complaints, or drink tickets, find me via e-mail, a tweet, or Facebook.