Sleepless in Seattle

I am visiting Seattle; it’s been a great beak away..though during this break I have been working…I find the routine a good one, but many late nights…I love to work, …

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Your own guru

I’m not sure when, exactly, I discovered Alan Watts…I was in a mode of life where I was exploring new meaning, and he somehow came into view. Watts is seen …

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Digging in the dirt.

Your uncle said, you should have died when you were born. This was said to me after my grandfather died, when I was around 11 years old; my parents were …

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I know, I will freelance! (and other famous last words)

“This investor, he wants to gain control, we have to stop him!” It’s not exactly what I expected to hear as a designer; but there I was, the deadline of …

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Challenge and Forgiveness

I am in the midst of developing an interactive game. I love the project..but, as it stands the first part of the project went well, and then, as I dove …

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1 hour.

Now. 11:25 I am in Virginia. Another job talk after completing my design degree. I’m an hour early, so found a coffee shop, and found wi-fi, limited to 1 hour. …

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Knights of the Template

In a previous post I wrote about how the prognostications of the end of web design should not be surprising…a sort of automated web design is ushering this in (as …

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Race

I am adopting a child, the daughter of my wife’s first marriage. She is currently 9, is into her mobile phone, is learning the cello and is starting to swim …

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Disordering order

I worked for many years as a librarian.  As I have transitioned from librarianship to design, my past work has not been exactly helpful (some recruiters exclaim, “but he’s a …

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Design has saved my soul

That title is not quite correct. It was what led me to design, the origins of a thoughtful life. It goes like this. Late autumn, 1995. Sophomore year of high …

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