Is “Like-Minded Friend” an Oxymoron?

Is “Like-Minded Friend” an Oxymoron?

So maybe that title looks like nonsense to you.  Maybe you think “of course, you can have like-minded friends, that’s what draws people together, shared values!” And that’s right, I can pretty much agree with that statement. So is that the end...

Public Relations and Publicity

I’m watching the Netflix documentary on Donald Trump right now.  The role of Public Relations and Publicity in his whole story is very interesting.  I’m interested in his story as an avatar for what social media and the availability of unlimited...
Why Adobe Reminds Me of Canon (not in a good way)

Why Adobe Reminds Me of Canon (not in a good way)

Adobe software is the absolute standard in media production today, and has steadily gained market-share over the last 20 years, as far as I can tell.  They make the most powerful tools and they cover the broadest spectrum of digital production needs.  In photography...
Sanding with the Grain

Sanding with the Grain

I have a vague memory of the first time I was sanding.  I don’t remember what it even was that I was working on, but I remember my uncle telling me to sand with the grain.  Showing me what the grain in the wood was and how when you sand a piece of wood you want...
Later Day Saints

Later Day Saints

Today we went on a memorial bike ride to celebrate the life of our neighbor Mike Dixon who died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 2014.  Mike was a Mormon or Later Day Saint, who was survived by his wife and eight children.  They lived directly across the street from...
Growth: A Design Feature

Growth: A Design Feature

I think of myself as perpetually learning, and I live in an academic community with lots of occasions for good conversations with intelligent and knowledgeable people. But over the past five years I’ve had to rethink a lot of what I thought I knew.  And that...