The mid-30's shuffle

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We can all help bring out the creativity in people by not acting like the world can be divided into creatives and non-creatives - it’s not a god-given thing that some people have and others don’t.


“That opting out [of creativity] that happens in childhood … moves in and becomes more ingrained by the time you get to adult life.”

IDEO’s David Kelley on how to build your creative confidence. Also see Jonah Lehrer on how creativity works and some reasons we opt out of it as adults.

(Source: explore-blog)

When Obama endorsed same-sex marriage…


… wedding planners were all:

When I realize I’m the oldest person in the room, I’m like

The thing is, the person running that Tumblr is probably still at least 10 years younger than me!


pinebark: How to Sabotage Yourself

Oh man. This cuts way too close to home.  Note to self: stop doing this sh*t. Now.


Over the past few years, I’ve been honing my skills in self-sabotage. Graduate school has helped me refine techniques that I’ve been gradually acquiring my entire life. Now, I feel like I’ve reached a point where I need to give back and share some of my insights on the art of self-sabotage — which…

Black Girl Dangerous: White Silence: A Follow-Up


There have been many, many views of my post on white silence, many re-blogs, and much discussion, and I just want to clarify a few things:

I am not calling for “commentary” from my white friends about issues of race. I am not calling for my white friends to tell me that they understand what it…

I love this meme sooooo much :)

Amadi Talks: Siri Failures, Illustrated


The recent illustrations of Siri, the iPhone 4S voice-recognition based assistant, failing to provide information to users about abortion, birth control, help after rape and help with domestic violence has gotten a lot of notice. Yesterday’s post with screenshots from a Twitter conversation I was…


Punk will never diet.

Zoe Whittall’s signed copy of a Michelle Tea book, found and re-signed to another Michelle. 

Just last week I was reminiscing with Kaleb about the time he went to SF and I begged him to track down a copy of this book which had just been released and was not in Canadian stores. Nor was there an at the time :)

The doodles are out, math wins

Ambitious though it was, I cannot sustain 2 projects on a quasi ‘every day’ basis and the doodling project lost out to the math which is more exciting and useful to me right now. Not that I won’t draw again, I just can’t make myself do it as easily as I can sit down and puzzle over some equations in the mornings before starting work. I’ll look into other ways to stimulate regular creative output and re-shape that blog at some point.