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From FLL To MSY: A Celebration Of State

I will celebrate this state A state of deep vulnerability The turbulence and swings The troughs and heights Now, the suffering of a beaten confidence.   A through But free to create a path from here That’s worth celebrating Having a conversation with myself A moment to think and commiserate over what is and was. […]

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Bohemia on the Bayou

It’s been ages and thousands of photos since I’ve updated this blog-site of mine. A site overhaul has been in the works for a bit now, between traveling around the USA and leaving my job to pursue new opportunities, it’s been on the backburner. So in the meantime. New Orleans. An amazing culture. Art scene. […]

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Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of Good Design

This was done back in the 1970’s and still rings true today. Dieter Ram’s 10 principles of good design – print them out, and compare them to every website you visit. Or just memorize them. According to Dieter, good design: – Is innovative – Makes a product useful – Has aesthetic quality and value – […]

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5 Stages of Winter Grief

Ever wonder why we live in a cold country like Canada? Using the Kübler-Ross model for the 5 Stages of Grief is the best way to justify living in Arctic like condition.

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QR, Bridging the Gap Between the Physical and Digital Worlds

This is a cross post of an article I wrote at Sparksheet Now that smartphones have gone mainstream, mobile technology is moving toward deeper interaction with the physical world. People share their locations on Foursquare, Gowalla and Facebook. There are taxi-sharing apps, apps that help you find parking spots, apps that recommend nearby restaurants and […]

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Here’s To Happiness

These thoughts are based on a secondary research project It was done maybe 4 years ago The goal: What are the causes of Subjective Well-Being (the scientific term for happiness)? For this project I looked at several potential causes Was SWB genetic? A study looked at identical twins They should be equally happy Wrong. There […]

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Five Steps to Stimulate Creativity

A “yes-yes” attitude This is instead of a “yes-but” attitude. Rather than focus on what won’t work, try to take an idea to its next step. Have a beginner’s mind Try to look at old problems with a beginner’s insight. Invite input from people who know little about the problem. This can lead to breakthrough […]

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