Articles

2017 Annual Review

What a year. While I was living the year, I didn’t feel like I accomplished much or that anything particularly big happened. Then I sat down and thought about it. What. A. Year. January January was gentle. Getting into the swing of things. Getting ready for a trip. Starting Pandemic Legacy with friends. Coding. Baking […]

Unintended results of design decisions

I was part of a panel last week, and although it was scary (as usual) to speak in front of an audience, it was a really fascinating discussion. These are some thoughts I have about it.

Fresh Perspectives

I'm sitting at my desk and facing an entirely new direction. Why? I changed the configuration of my room significantly. I'm not quite done with the ´╗┐space part of my revamp, but it's getting there. I'll write about it once it's done. Maybe next week? In the meantime, facing a new direction has me thinking […]

Creating Consistency

A candid conversation about consistency (or the lack thereof) and its impact in my personal life. Also, what I’m doing to address it. This also counts as a comeback to the blog, and as my first actual post in 2017.

How to Buy a Fall Coat

Pick a maximum of 3 non-negotiable criterion for your coat. I chose 1) either red or blue, but preferably red, 2) Can’t have that buttons to the side style because my old coat was like that and I’m bored with that look and 3) under $100 but if I really love it, then a stretch […]

Let’s Not Be Bullies

I was in the car going home and I tiredly remarked, “When will life become something steady?” Within an hour or so, the feeling passed. I didn’t sign up for a safe life. I’ve always done things things a bit..differently? weirdly? I don’t always do things people agree with. Actually, I can usually be found […]

Running a Service Business: Operate in good faith, act with good will

I’m part of a number of Facebook groups – some related to WordPress, others about creativity, and many small business communities. A couple days ago, someone posted about their shipping rates having disappeared on their website and if someone could help, because their original developer wasn’t responding. I offered to take a look. The original […]

Building a Cleaner Navigation in WordPress

I’ve decided to start publishing my web development articles and tutorials exclusively on the Wanderoak blog, which you may know, is my company. Head on over there to read more articles you’ll enjoy, if you like this one. This is something I’ve played around with for a couple years. I dislike the default output of […]

The Signature of All Things

In one of the chapters of Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert describes the origins of her novel The Signature of All Things, it ties directly into the idea of passion emerging from following a spark of curiosity. This intrigued me and I immediately committed to reading that novel after finishing the book. It’s 3:30 am on […]

On the Big Magic of Creativity

Disclaimer: If you’ve read any of my book reviews before, you know it’s less review and more reflection. I also only ‘review’ books that compel me to rant. There are only two books on the subject of creativity that have thrilled me, renewed my desire to keep being creative, and became books I literally absorbed. […]