Category: Life

Thoughts on Writing a Eulogy

When my mother passed away April 2nd, 2016 it was devastating. At first, it felt I was on the wrong end of a very bad joke. An invisible fog seemed to constrict me as details of interstate flights, rental car information, packing lists, phone calls to loved ones, and planning took on surreal aspects I can only describe as numbing…

Humans like Widgets in a GUI

As a creative person I enjoy finding inspiration from the world around me, including books, news articles, and the like. Often I find interviews coming out of FastCompany to be insightful and useful. That isn’t to say I agree with everything they share. Take, for example, Facebook’s lead engineering innovator and her statement about artists, scientists and engineers from the…

Response to Silly Memes

I’ve noticed quite a few memes spreading across the Internet giving advice about how to live a “happy” life. But many of these messages give people the wrong ideas. Such as, “smile more”. If we all smiled when we didn’t feel like smiling, then we are basically being advised to be fake. How is that going to help anyone? Another…