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The Overture SNAP

We started the surveys to connect creative professionals with each other through issues we felt of interest. Issues that are growing increasingly volatile.  Twenty-twenty kicked in with political anger at an all-time high and increasing alarm over global warming. Then came the pandemic shortly followed by the police murder of George Floyd. Black lives matter […]

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A Better Mousetrap

“Living at home.” It might conjure some image of sleeping on the couch where you spent childhood holidays. For those of us long past college, the Spring of 2020 may be the first time we are actually living at home. Not our parents’ place but our own. Not living in the dark—literally—where we leave for […]

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A Falling Democracy: One Pole at a Time

The erosion of democracy begins quietly. Often by means that don’t violate the law, thumbing noses at process and subpoena power. Enabling power-consolidating legislation, and leaders with authoritarian impulses. Many democratic eroding strategies progress with the unspoken support of the people, activated in plain view through amendments or legislative process. These multiple small weakening steps […]

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MY BEST 5 TIPS FOR WRITING ONLINE

If you didn’t work online before Covid-19, you do now. Your writing should be targeted for those online audiences. Because so many of us scroll through websites, we tend to think people read faster online. But we actually read about 25% slower when we’re looking at a screen. We’re also more likely to skim rather […]

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Color your way to sanity!

One of my favorite aspirational brands is Bludot. They make modern furniture that sometimes has a mid-century feel. It is generally out of my budget, although I do own one of their coat racks. (Hey, big spender!) Point being, I haven’t furnished my space in their work, but I like to look. Recently, they released […]

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In a world reshaped by COVID-19…

We all find ourselves living in a giant will-it-blend world of new socio-economic factors spinning us into new experiences. Driven to a large degree by the world’s populations and economies being intertwined more than ever before, it’s the unintended consequence of a flat Earth/global economy. What do we do to get through this and emerge […]

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Three Mantras that are Helping me Right Now

I find myself turning to mantras to get me through these difficult days. There is something soothing about the repetition and simple wisdom of the words. The first one is from a yoga class I took a couple of months ago. My instructor told us “Trust your equipment.” She meant the phrase in a physical […]

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