Tag Archives: communication
The Gap Between Taste and Skill

The Gap Between Taste and Skill

Posted 20 May 2011 | By | Categories: art, artists, creativity, taste, time, video | 1 Comment

For anyone creating something new, here’s a wonderful video from Ira Glass, host and executive producer of This American Life, addressing the horror of having the taste to discern you don’t yet have the skills to create something as great as you imagine it, and how to get past it.

Phonetic Alphabets: S as in Summertime

Phonetic Alphabets: S as in Summertime

Posted 13 April 2009 | By | Categories: about me, culture, observations, words | 3 Comments

I’m not sure whether it was “S as in Summertime” or “X as in Xylophone” that pushed my father over the edge, but by the time I finished talking with tech support, he was about to explode.

The New Nomads

The New Nomads

Posted 14 April 2008 | By | Categories: about me, activism, animals | 3 Comments

My uncle confused me last weekend at a family gathering with the following question: “How many hours a day are you online?” … I looked up from the stream of my friends’ latest photos on my iphone and repeated the question out loud several times, stressing the different words to try to understand what he meant. 10 or 12?

@Everyone – Open Social on Earth… Come Play

@Everyone – Open Social on Earth… Come Play

Posted 31 January 2008 | By | Categories: creativity, culture, marketing, people, technology, travel, webstuff | No Comments

One minute I’m checking messages in Facebook, the next I’m frolicking through olive orchards in Sardinia with John Borthwick wearing an astronaut suit. Oh what a world we live in… More compelling than Scrabulous, Unype is a Facebook social network application that lets people see, chat and Skype with each other in Google Earth. Unype […]