47

My 47th birthday was kicked in with the a very slow lunch at Benihana with my ol’ partner and friend Heather. It was hard to break free even after two and a half hours. There was so much to talk about. This time of year is always jam packed, but there is an extra strong […]

Grocery meditation

The grocery is great for active meditation. This, from a man that has never taken a class on the subject but regards the practice with keen interest. Instead of simply being aware of thoughts, grocery aisles are filled with opportunities for observations. Someone blocking the aisle? It is a moment for reflection. Visualizing meals to […]

Work to be done

When you’re a one man organization (design consulting, not Wire & Twine), the show must often go on even when you could use an understudy. I’ve been extremely lucky that most every client has given me space over these weeks to spend time with family. But there is some work that needs to be done, […]

A bright spot

Chili Time Restaurant in St. Bernard. The day started off a bit icy, but I managed to get out for coffee with Lisa. She loves food and shares her passion freely. And we didn’t meet at the chili parlour, that was across the street. But look at that Helvetica! This old Long John Silvers seemed […]

Photographing Texting while driving

This was at a stoplight, but I can attest this texting was also happening while driving based on the swerving and erratic behavior of the driver. Texting while driving is up there with the most unsafe activities happening these days: along with addiction, lack of universal healthcare and even income inequality. Call me a snowflake. […]

The Photographer’s Playbook

While at the Leica Store I had a great conversation with a fellow named Alex. He recommended I peruse The Photographer’s Playbook, which collects over 300 ideas and assignments for photographers. Digging into it now.

OutrageBait

I saved this coffee cup to document my annoyance. (Now that I’ve taken a photo, it can be recycled.) If Starbucks’ marketing department had anything to do with the success of their holiday cup “news” coverage, then kudos to them for gaming some system. (It’s actually a very nice design.) Related: Chris Hardwick’s least favorite word […]

Proud Buckeye

Also proud of the residents in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington who voted for equality of love and family.