Tag Archives: Art

Balancing Hiking Costs And Benefits

Knees. My body is reminding me that I have two of them, they aren’t happy, and I shouldn’t be surprised. I have a confession to make. It has been about a year since my last backpacking trip. Please forgive me. … Continue reading

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Transitions For Writers And Beyond

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a writer has a nice way with words; yet, it is a pleasure to hear a difficult situation described succinctly and finish positively. Transitions are inevitable. Last week’s meeting about our local writers … Continue reading

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Tricky Taxes Trips And Traps

Thanks, Elizabeth. It was time to file my taxes, and some fluky results in TurboTax were nicely resolved by Elizabeth from their help desk. Thanks to all my friends I called while fighting off anxiety attacks as I struggled through … Continue reading

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Missing MVIS Catalysts

Surely, MicroVision and MVIS would finally get some good news in March. Or not. Provide four opportunities for positive surprises and at least one of them will succeed. Yes? Evidently, no. Oh yeah, and then there was the one big … Continue reading

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Coworks Conundrum

Here I sit, halfway through a Wednesday afternoon, temporarily the only person in the coworks for writers hosted by the Whidbey Island Writers Association (WIWA). Coworks are successful enough to warrant magnificently innovative and productive spaces in places like Seattle. … Continue reading

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Shifting Silly Plans

Ignore the calendar. Spring is here. My potatoes and garlic told me so. So did the skunk cabbage. I don’t know who or what to thank or blame, but in my pantry and outside potatoes and garlic are sending out … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ads Sigh In 2016

Oh, advertisers. For one day each of the last fifty years you’ve publicly exercised your power during the Super Bowl, the event that seems to be the ultimate in sports competitions but that really only makes sense within 5% of … Continue reading

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Extreme Displays Of Wealth Inequality

(Updated January 27, 2016 after having enough time to fix some math errors and typos.) “The very fact that this is beyond some of our technological limits is a message -“ Wealth inequality is so staggering that the nearest analogy … Continue reading

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You Have Value

You have value. That’s the essence of what I tell my clients. It may be a cliche, but it is true. A few don’t need to hear it and we move on to the next step in their project. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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A Minimalist Photographer

Nature photography is natural. It’s amazing how complicated it become: f-stop, shutter speed, depth of field, et al. Nature is sweet, awesome,  introspective, serendipitous, serene. Photographing it should be the easy part, and yet photography requires a camera, and a … Continue reading

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