“White space is like punctuation for the brain.”

I've written about white space before... how important it is in your designs, writing and in your life. In this boisterous world, white space serves as a resting spot for your brain. "White space is like punctuation for the brain." This quote came from Kristin Graham, who presented at our November PRSA program. Her presentation, … Continue reading “White space is like punctuation for the brain.”

Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

I've been talking about hanging Christmas lights on our house for 23 years. I love the way they look during the holidays. But I always heard "it's too much work" or "it's too expensive to pay someone." So I've been living with lights on bushes or around windows. Which is *fine*. Then, last night, I … Continue reading Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

October snow

What the what? It's October 26 and the "feels like" temperature outside is 12 degrees. There's snow on the ground and we got our first snow day ... sorta.How does a snow day work when kids only "got to school" two days a week? You get an email from the school that says "...students scheduled … Continue reading October snow

Forced family fun – voting early!

In my lifetime, there has never been an election as important as this one. As the past four years have shown, voting matters. Local, state and national leaders matter. Our oldest turned 18 this year, so we scheduled a "forced family fun" day - early voting! A trip to the polls! We did sweeten the … Continue reading Forced family fun – voting early!

#FailFolder

I keep a #failfolder. It's a file with screenshots of other organization's marketing and communication mistakes. Is that bad? I do it to keep my mistakes in perspective. The screenshots here are just a couple that I have gathered over the years. If you are a communication or marketing professional, you have made public mistakes. … Continue reading #FailFolder