A Novel Winter?

I’ve heard of NaNoWriMo – the annual November… challenge? group exercise in individual creativity? widespread abuse of writing software? The annual November thing where the goal is to write a novel during the month. Every year I think, “Hey – why don’t you give it a go this year?” First off,  apart from a half-dozen or…

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We Are Past Peak Kitten

  Kitten season is writing it’s final chapter for 2015. The seemingly endless flow of kittens hit a late surge and is finally starting to taper off. By January, we’ll probably be without kittens and they won’t show up again in any kind of numbers until May at the earliest. With the return of Snow…

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Paris, Refugees, & Despondence: Fear At Work

Just a week since the Paris attacks, we’ve hit that point in the discussion totality where pretty much all the points have been made; over and over again, with and without ALL CAPS, on social & mainstream media, and in those ubiquitous pictures with a caption in Impact that have reached a motivational poster level of…

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Words About Politics. Yay.

Earlier this week, the putative Republican presidential candidates had another clusterf…er, event alleged to be a debate. I’ve been doing my best to not stare slack-jawed at slow motion trainwrecks, so I didn’t watch. Here in Iowa, we get an early and prolonged dose of the stupid with the first presidential nominating event, a caucus – don’t…

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An Open Letter To Everybody Who’s Pissed Off

Dear People, We need to talk. The outrage industrial complex has insidiously taken control of our collective national discourse and, to put it bluntly, shit’s all fucked up. The latest? Holiday red Starbucks cups. Seriously. People are pissed because Starbucks holiday cups this year are a very clean, simple, and flat design that is missing…

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A New Internet Metric: TTS

I just installed a footnotes plugin for this blog and I kinda like it – it allows me to ramble and pontificate to my heart’s content while making it totally optional for the reader. Here’s the first post utilizing this new and exciting technology. Click/tap on the colored numbers to see the footnote, click/tap again…

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Yes, “No Soliciting” Includes You, Proselytizers

There I was on the couch this morning – getting the first caffeine of the day, gently shaking cobwebs from a head that woke up with a dull ache and reaching for some aspirin – when I thought I heard a knock. It was muted to the point I didn’t even think it was a knock – when you have…

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Because For Design Critique, Why Not Ask A Voice Guy?

Yes, I’m a voiceover guy. But allow me to talk graphic design for a moment. My design pedigree? I won’t try to sell you on my portfolio because although I do have one, I don’t do it for a living. Comparing my work to someone who does make a living as a designer, I can…

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