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 …

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 Now, it’s a bit out of date (2013…wow…in some respects it seems like just a few days ago, and also like a hundred years ago).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 …

Brene Brown: About Vulnerability, Authenticity and Belonging

I finally was able to get a walk in last night. One of the critical elements for a good walk, in my system: a good podcast. For several years one of my favorites has been Design Matters with Debbie Millman (I’m not sure how long I’ve been listening, but this post of mine from 2014 Read More …