I am a writer, graphic designer, publisher and accidental photographer. In short, a storyteller. When I’m not pushing pixels into aesthetically pleasing arrangements, nurturing ideas and business ventures, or helping others shape and polish their own work, chances are good you’ll find me sitting at a keyboard somewhere, creating content for this site.
This is where I get to share stuff I love, try my hand at a little DIY, announce personal and professional projects, introduce you to music I’ve discovered, and chatter about topics that are important to me. If, while I’m here, I also figure out the upside of turning forty, then more’s the party.
I currently hail from the northern tundra (seriously, though, Minnesota is one of the best kept secrets in the country) but count the days until I can put the top down on my car again. Alongside me is my partner, Chris, and our two cats, Jackson and Penelope, who can usually be found holding down furniture cushions somewhere in the house.
The grid below contains a medley of things of which I am particularly fond, but it’s also an unofficial guide to my blogging topics. You may see posts about any or all (or none) of these things.
|Dimples||Clothing with stripes||Homemade guacamole||Ice with a dash of Diet Coke|
by John Lennon
|Ford Mustangs||Works of fantasy||Science of the cosmos|
in theatre or film
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||People watching||Dr. Seuss|
|The feel of a hardcover or paperback in my hand||Albert Einstein||Bare feet||Honoring my
|Tattoos||Fedora hats||A capella harmonies||NYC, Seattle, Ireland|
|Sarcastic, off-beat humor||Spirituality||TEDx||Belly buttons|
|The lusciousness of color: rich blues, indigo, dark purples, fiery oranges||Board/card/trivia games||Laminating things||Finding the perfect font(s)
for a project
|British telephone booths||Words, words, words!||Miniatures||The method by which cats clean their faces|
|Snoozies®||The cake part of a cupcake
|Music, music, music!||Vintage typewriters||LEGOs||Dancing|
|Finger puppets||The little things||Eyes, eyes, eyes!||Being the reason others are inspired and encouraged|
|The word “sneebish”
|Tetris (the classic Nintendo version, thankyouverymuch)||Imajica by Clive Barker||Weird, colorful or patterned socks|
|Movies that make me think||3:00 am||Finding the magic in mundane things||Being a multipotentialite|
|Sleeping in||Stories written by
(lots and lots of it)
|Cultivating a rich inner life;
any grand use of imagination
|The exhilaration of driving a precision automobile||Gay rights, equal rights, human rights||The numbers 9, 3 and 12|
|Succulents and bonsai||Graphic design||World maps||Bowling shoes|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||The stirring notes violins and cellos make together||The word “fuck”
|Getting pronounciation and spelling correct, especially of people’s names||Mixing regular Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios – doesn’t get too sweet, nor tastes too healthy||Long, winding, tangential, stimulating conversations (and the people who relish having them with me)||The sound York Peppermint Patties make when you break them in half:
|Being a homebody, yet still loving to travel||Animals|
|Intelligence||March 2||Apple products||The work of MinaLima|
|British accents||Egyptian mythology||Sun-drenched, airy spaces||Synchronicity|
What Else I’m Working On
The illustration of me in the header is the handiwork of the oh-so-talented Simini Blocker.