For a long time, I didn’t really see the point of Snapchat. My impression was that it was just some fad-ish thing (with its disappearing posts, etc.) Something teenagers frequented as an alternative to a Facebook utilized by their parents and grandparents. I was a little curious about it (articles like this and recommendations like this spurred my interest) […]Read More Snapchat Explorations
[NOTE: I published what’s turned out to be the first draft of this post in late-October 2014. I wrote the original in kind of a free-form manner, just playing with some ideas. But the ideas have really stuck with me and I’ve been wanting to revise the post and clarify a few of my points […]Read More Life Attracts Life (revised)
I mentioned a few days ago that I had read Amanda Palmer’s Art of Asking a bit ago – and that I thought it was interesting, and that I had a few things to say about it. Well, in the process of attempting to get those “few things” together in some sort of coherent fashion, I […]Read More Amanda Palmer and the “Magic Wand” of Artistic Legitimacy
To perceive things such as trees and buildings through images delivered to the eye, the brain uses wholeness, simultaneity, and synthesis. To ferret out the meaning of alphabetic writing, the brain relies instead on sequence, analysis and abstraction. –Author Leonard Shlain (as quoted in BrainPickings.) * I was going through about a million articles last […]Read More Words or Images?
I did some file cleanup on my laptop today and came upon a saved post from my previous blog (which I ended about a year ago.) I discarded most of my posts from that blog when I closed it – but I saved this particular one for two reasons: One – When I wrote it […]Read More SOME POSTS ARE WORTH PUBLISHING TWICE: Revisiting My Thoughts on Maria Taylor’s LadyLuck
Yesterday’s blogging prompt from WordPress was titled, “Dust in the Wind.” Here’s the prompt itself: “Have you made your bucket list? Now’s the time – write about the things you want to do and see before you become dust in the wind.” * I don’t have a bucket list. I’ve tried to make them for […]Read More Dust in the Wind
I came across a video via Twitter a few weeks ago that absolutely scared the HELL out of me! I mean, it was amazing…but I was literally shaking watching it. My heart was pounding, I was breathless. This was a strong reaction to have – but then again, this isn’t the kind of video you […]Read More Sometimes You Just Have to Get Out of Your Own Way