You don’t realize how comfortable and familiar that routines are until you try to change them. Take something as simple as the newspaper. For years, it has (mostly) reliably shown up on my doorstep, and I have pretty much made a point of reading it every day.
There are some problems seeking solutions, and solutions seeking problems, where only the creative use of technology offers a way forward. Not always, mind you; in the effort to make an app of everything, there are some products that beg the question, “Just what were they thinking when they built that?” Not so Über.
The internet is a tremendous useful information resource. The waging and settling of bets has been tremendously enabled since the advent of the search engine. Information is quite literally at your finger tips. You are able to find answers to complex questions, right up until the point where you can’t.
I have long been a fan of photography as an art form. It offers a level of intimacy, of detail and of (potentially) accuracy that few others offer. It is therefore, by turns, both easier and more difficult to master.
I write alot. It is what I do, possibly more than any other waking activity apart from breathing. My tool of choice is rarely a pen and paper. While I have a romantic notion of the appeal of a hard nib scratching across the rough texture of real paper, turning ephemeral ideas into a flow […]
Moving into a condo has been an interesting experience. Apart from compressing a life of 40+ years into a much tinier space than I am used to, condo living has certain constraints that living in a house affords – particularly when the last house was one you built. I am a geek. I admit it […]