I broke out my sketchbook today

I haven’t done much more than doodle for years. My soul had been begging my to start again. So, he we are. This sketchbook is one I’ve had for years. So easy to let the blank page intimidate me. I don’t want to ruin my book with crap. Fear. Finally, with an abrupt leap, the Read More …

More Thoughts About “Sustainability”

Is this the right word? This “sustainability? Or symbiosis? Healing our environment from millennia of destruction requires a new mindset. “Sustainability” gets bantered about a great deal. It points to a goal: creating a life that minimizes, or, better yet, eliminates environmental damage. Though the word gets used a great deal, especially by marketers, we Read More …

Some thoughts on this quote: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese or African Proverb   I’ve heard the quote above attributed to both the Chinese and Africans. At some point, I should spend a little time with Google and answer that definitively. But, really, today the origination Read More …

Ikigai: an idea to explore

Found this graphic exploring Twitter this morning Check out @wef’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/wef/status/927159068413833216?s=09 A very clever Venn diagram displaying the importance of balance in life. Each of the four pieces bring value:  What you love What the world needs What you can be paid for What you are good at  We find our best life, with Read More …

A Look At The FUSE Conference

I found this fun little video today: As fan of Debbie Millman’s work, especially her podcast: Design Matters, I really got a kick out it. Now, it’s a bit out of date (2013…wow…in some respects it seems like just a few days ago, and also like a hundred years ago). I haven’t made it to Read More …

Your Best Work Isn’t “Nothing”

As you may have noticed, I think very highly of Seth Godin. This blog post gave words to an idea I’ve been considering: Money for nothing Seth says “…your best work isn’t nothing…”. I adore that! A reminder that our work is valuable, that our lives have worth. Seeking shortcuts to accomplishment not only shortchanges the Read More …

“…my mother died. I was with her. She is with me”

My mother died when I was 15. The impact lingers to this day. So this piece by Masaru Goto struck me deeply: “…my mother died. I was with her. She is with me” I love the intersection of poetry and photography. I want to explore that myself. A powerfully moving project.  

And a new printer acquired…

As I lamented earlier this afternoon, my Canon Pixma bit the proverbial big one and has now migrated to the decaying pile of electronics in my garage. Soon the man in the cart will come by crying “bring out your dead” and out it will go. So, after a bit of research, I opted for Read More …

Canon Pixma MG6620 Error Code 5011

A few days ago, my Canon Pixma MG6620 failed. I wasn’t able to get around to fixing this until today. The ink cartridge carriage was stuck on the far right side. Looking closely, there was a white plastic piece that was pushed out from the back that blocked the feed path. After looking around the Read More …