Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I've been doing a lot of exploring lately, forging a new path for myself. Why not? If you stay on the same path your whole life, you stop paying attention to your surroundings. Sometimes you need to shake things up and consider new options, reimagine yourself in a different way.

I highly recommend it.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you about something I discovered, in case you haven't run across it already: iTunes University.

You guys! There are hundreds of high-level lectures, on about everything you can imagine: business, engineering, math, leadership, languages, science, philosophy, history...for FREE! Anytime you want!

I've been listening to lectures and seminars on politics, international relations, and ethics so far, but I plan to keep going. Between that and TED I have plenty of fascinating things to ponder while I'm tweaking images in Photoshop or doing layout.

And for those writers among you, there might even be something useful in there for research.

This message has been brought to you by an absolute nerd, and proud of it. :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hey there--

Hello all!

Just wanted to check in and say that I'm here and doing well--very well, actually. I have a lot of interesting things going on, and have been Busy. I hope you are all enjoying life as much as I am!

I probably am going to continue my general quietness, but thought I'd leave you with a couple goodies.

First, the word of the month:

I have a sticky note on my computer that says:

Be positive.
Be patient.

This seems to apply to pretty much everything in life, as far as I can tell.

Second, as I never got around to the Hawaii post, I thought I'd share two of my favorite pictures.

Yes, I'm being kissed by a dolphin (actually, a "wholphin")! Lifelong fantasy!