Someone said to me recently, "no one reads anything." Since I write for a living, this should have been discouraging, as I'm sure that was the intention. However, it's liberating. Who cares what you write? Why worry about the few eyeballs your words do reach... if they even do have to scramble pretty far down… Continue reading Blog like no one’s reading – because they aren’t – and who cares anyway!
I write and edit primarily technical marketing content for software companies. I notice in that world, people weaponize conversation or use violent metaphors for sharing ideas- all without a care or notion. I've called this out to collaborators who seem to think I'm making a big deal out of nothing. Am I just a hippy pacifist?… Continue reading Stop the war in everyday speech
i've always sucked at swimming. i hate putting my head underwater. (yes, i still blame my well-meaning teenaged brothers and sisters who chucked me into the water when i was little. because that was the best way to learn to swim apparently.) having my head underwater just seems like drowning. have you ever tried doggie… Continue reading i’m sorry, i was doggie paddling
Since I was very little, each letter has had such a distinct personality and relationship between its nearest letters. As soon as I knew letters, I knew who they were, just as if I'd met someone. There's handsome G, stuck between sweet, gentle F who he pines for, and on the other side: H who… Continue reading If all synesthesia is idiosyncratic, then why doesn’t anyone like 9?
I've tried a few times to do photo 365. I can't commit to a daily anything. I decided to pick a photo theme not dependent on frequency. My theme is "My Favourite Things" and I will count up to 100. I mean to capture things as I come across them. To start, my first few… Continue reading A few of my favourite things
This post was inspired by listening to A Playful Day's interview with Felicity Ford of Knitsonik. I recommend it highly! What a great adventure in sound, something I didn't realize was so important. I am funny about sound, and I didn't even know it. I decorate with sound. I have certain bells on different doors in my… Continue reading I decorate with sound
Isn't it annoying that Twitter will show "cards" including a summary and image in your twitter feed when you post most links, but it won't show images from Instagram links? When you share via Instagram you do have the option to connect several networks and automatically post to them. However when you do, your image won't be… Continue reading Why I turned off my IFTTT recipe for auto-posting Instagram to Twitter
I would kindly request that people stop buying mass-produced prints from dead artists. Art, real art by living artists, has never been more accessible and affordable than it is now. As a BONUS, you get more than just some decorative objects in your home. Houzz, a decorating site, argues that original art "brings richness and personality to… Continue reading Affordable art: More accessible than ever
I think I've heard people ask "what is creativity?" But when I read A Playful Day and saw her question: What does Creative Identity mean to you? under a pretty still life of lace, yarn and buttons... a quick answer didn't come up. I felt so detached from a world where such questions could even… Continue reading What does creative identity mean to you?
For my Dad's funeral my sister wrote a beautiful tribute to his life as a caregiver. I wrote the vision of the afterlife we all share. I wanted to post it here, one month after he passed away. We read at the graveside. Where is my father? No seriously. Have you seen him? I feel… Continue reading Where is my Father?