Smitten with Bernie’s mittens

In the days following the inauguration of Joe Biden, this picture of Bernie Sanders became a cultural phenomena. More to come on that. I've only watched two presidential inaugurations (at least that I can remember). Barack Obama in 2009 and Donald Trump in 2017. I experienced opposite emotions while watching those two inaugurations. The 2021 … Continue reading Smitten with Bernie’s mittens

#COVIDchaos brings us new words and terms

It's been more than 9 months since my first #COVIDchaos post. I really thought I would be done writing about this by now, but here we are, and cases are actually getting worse (We've surpassed 300,000 deaths in the United States, something Dr. Fauci told us would happen if we didn't take the necessary precautions … Continue reading #COVIDchaos brings us new words and terms

You need an degree in decision making to shop at this place

I don't shop at Bath & Body Works regularly. In fact, the last time I was in there was last year around this time. I'm all for good smelling lotions, shower gel and candles. But walking into B&B is like the ultimate test in choices. Only people with Ph.D's in "decision making" should be allowed … Continue reading You need an degree in decision making to shop at this place

“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.”

Because, Internet will explain why you text the way you do

Nerd alert. I just read Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, and now I know why my teens made fun of me for using punctuation in texts. I also learned that typography has a tone of voice, punctuation can be ironic and periods can be passive aggressive. New technologies (like the internet or … Continue reading Because, Internet will explain why you text the way you do