taste is in the tongue of the beholder

I’m a big sucker for seeing the process “under the hood” of other people I consider creative. One such person is Von Glitschka, an illustrative designer from Oregon. I’ve followed Von on Twitter for years and listened to him way back when he was on the Freelance Switch podcast. Here’s his Creative Spark: The Creative Spark: Von Glitschka, Illustrative Designer from lynda.com on Vimeo.


Apparently, I missed a great productivity tip from Jerry Seinfeld that Lifehacker published way back in 2007. Seinfeld’s advice to would-be comic Brad Isaac was as follows: He said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes was to write every day. But his advice was better than that. He had a gem of a leverage technique he used   Read More ...

GTD and Lifehacks

I am seriously obsessed over the perfect desk. I didn’t intend to get sucked into an obsession over it, but I really started to think about desks a lot after renting an office at the Elgin Technology Center. I scored a pair of free Aeron chairs for my office mate and me. He pitched a pair of folding tables to use as desks. So we have $600 chairs and $80   Read More ...

Ultimate Office

Austin Kleon has a book out called “Show Your Work!“. It’s a follow up to his first book “Steal Like an Artist“. He says: …if Steal was a book about how to be more creative by stealing influence from others, Show is a book about how to influence others by letting them steal from you. Here are the ten points from the book: Three of these really strike a chord   Read More ...


I subscribe to a writing newsletter called The Write Practice, which encourages readers to practice the craft of writing every day with a daily post and prompt. Most of the time, I read the article and maybe write something else instead. Yesterday’s Photo Prompt was still sitting in my inbox this morning, and the picture posted with it called out to me: “Write about me!” Here is Annie’s Call: He   Read More ...


Josh played in the Fields of Terror lacrosse tournament with his True Lacrosse West Elite team. The guys were allowed to wear costumes while they played, and Josh wore a Batman cape. Soon the whole sideline was cheering for Batman.


A win for the Patriots! Click the title to see the photos of Josh!

Kids' sports

Kitbashed.com is a site that documents the creative inspirations of Star Wars. From Buck Rogers to the Seven Samurai to Casablanca.


I’m not sure what it is about seeing wrecks and fires of expensive sports cars. Maybe there’s joy in knowing that bad things happen to the ultra-rich just like the rest of us. Here is a photoset of a Lamborghini Murcielago that is reduced to a smoldering scrapheap before the firefighters arrived.


Josh caught a 2-point conversion and made a huge turnover on a fumble recovery. Click title to view the photos of Josh.

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