Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stop Procrastinating

Procrastinating, we all do it from time to time. I just spent some "extra time" surfing the web and came across this fun site. Of course I took the time to create my own wordle - here is what I anonymously created.

Wordle: signs of procrastinating

If you really are procrastinating, think about visiting my website at

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Tour worth Taking

A couple of days ago I ran across this wonderful clip that was made to celebrate the 25th year of the publishing company - Fourth Estate - a division of Harper Colins. The creativity and animation is wonderful. It was created by Apt Studios, and filmed by ASYLUM films's to celebrate 25 years.

This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo.

Take a look and enjoy.

Fourth Estate has a blog called 5th Estate if you want to see their current books and info.

If you like this little adventure you might also want to go back to my August 17, 2007 post about Type City and take a tour.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Swimming in the Deep End

Yes, it is winter here in the northern hemisphere, but something struck me as being relevant. Swimming in the deep end.

Years ago when I was in my teens, my family and I went for a sail in Long Island Sound with some family friends. I had years of practice swimming off various beaches and in a variety of swimming pools, but I had never been really been over my head. When we sailed, we were invited to go swimming. "Jump in" they said, and so I did. It wasn't but a few seconds till I realized, it was likely that I could not touch the bottom.

When we go out and do something different, we often experience that moment of being over our head. We feel unsure and nervous, but if we do some of the things we already know, we get through it.

Change is certainly like that.

Monday, January 5, 2009

"New" Year Resolution

In 2009, I resolve to search for "New". I am a fan of "New", but I am someone who does not always like to learn "New".

Learning "New" means taking time to search, practice and remember. When working with "New" one often makes mistakes, takes missteps and encounters frustrating obstacles. "New" is not always nice and "New" is not always better.

Therefore, I will work on "New" using a mental colander. I will strain out the bad and unworthy, keeping only the good and helpful "New".