• Archive | Pursuits & Passions

    Swimming with the Fishes

    If you took Hilari Bell, Pittacus Lore, Jessica Khoury and a bit of Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, this would be the result! The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke is a first novel, but will not be her last. Nere has always felt like she does not belong, a real “fish out of water.” But […]

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    Main Street Vegan by Victoria Moran

    I saw Victoria Moran speak at Farm Sanctuary’s Annual Thanksgiving celebration for the Turkeys last year. As I enjoyed my tasty vegan Thanksgiving dinner, she talked about her years of vegan experience and of helping others go vegan.  She is an amazing and positive person that one can’t help but immediately take a liking to […]

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    Design is A Process

    Well, after about 35 years of this kind of work, I have come to really appreciate the process of design, as much as the event of making stuff, which also is a process, and not a list of a linear progression of steps.  We do something, analyze it, do something different, analyze that, and step […]

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    May the Fourth Be With You

    After reading this blogs title you might be asking yourself, “Did I read that right?”  Yes, you did. This Saturday, May 4, has been designated Star Wars Day. So on this day all of us fan boys (and girls) can let our Millennium Falcon Flag Fly proudly! And we can do that with some of these […]

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    A Burst of Activity

    Hmmmm …busy time here in the designing and pricing and proposing department.  Plus it’s spring, which always cuts into the free time I usually have available for blogging.  This post will be more or less a continuation of one from the end of last month, where again, I didn’t take the time to write in […]

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    Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

    How do I even begin?  This book is huge. Not physically huge, just a huge deal for your life. You need to read it. I could end with that, but you’ll probably want me to explain why.  Fine… Salt, Sugar, Fat is mind-blowing. Coming from me, that’s saying something. I read a lot of books […]

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    Exploring Dystopian Stories

    One day at lunch I needed a book to read and picked up Shards and Ashes. It is a short story collection of dystopian stories. The first story was so amazing I pushed my break until the last possible second before I went back to work! Shards and Ashes is by Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong […]

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