“This is ridiculous”

“This is ridiculous”

The article goes on to say, “Where wisdom once was, quantification now will be. Quantification is the most overwhelming influence upon the contemporary American understanding of, well, everything. It is enabled by the idolatry of data, which has itself been enabled by the almost unimaginable data-generating capabilities of the new technology. The distinction between knowledge and information is a thing of the past, and there is no greater disgrace than to be a thing of the past.”

From the January 18th New York Times Book Review, “Among the Disrupted” by Leon Wieseltier.

Amazon Write On staff pick

Amazon Write On staff pick

I can’t believe I haven’t updated this site since I started posting work on Amazon’s Write On. Anyhow, my book is a staff pick this week (that’s a temporary cover above).

Hannah’s faces

Hannah’s faces

From her sketchbook.

A little bit of Salon history

A little bit of Salon history

Salon started in 1995 as salonmagazine.com. After reviewing all available domain options someone thought it would be useful for us to also have salon1999.com. Good thing there was that nice hairdresser in Texas.

Platform 9¾

Platform 9¾

We totally did the muggle tour. The best part was finding a bunch of Deathly Hallows symbols scrawled in the dust on a window in the alleyway that served as inspiration for Diagon Alley.

A few animals I found while on vacation

A few animals I found while on vacation

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One of the cats at Canterbury.

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Tower of London.

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Molded out of mesh, over some sort of rigid skeleton?

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Grumpy, fat ravens at the Tower of London.

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Parisian window.

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Not a unique idea by any means, but fun. Behind the Christian Louboutin shop at the other end of the block where we stayed.

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Resin dog with butterflies, same location as above.

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Same location.

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Paper butterfly in Paris, along with . . . other things.

More crazing and pitting

More crazing and pitting

And . . . since the underside was fine I’m concluding I missed some dust on the upper surface.

Grist’s 2013 annual report

Grist’s 2013 annual report

Our new annual report, printed by Girlie Press in Seattle. This year it’s about 5×8, a small publication both in terms of size and page count, but really big on color. We’ve been getting reports that it’s an engaging piece. That’s a good thing for an annual report, right?

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