Notes

  • “Get Lost” Rides

    “Get Lost” Rides

    Some of my fondest childhood memories are taking a drive with my parents and older siblings, with me sitting in the back seat of the car. On longer rides, I would sometimes take my sketch pad and try to draw something I had in mind. When the car would hit a bump or pothole, my…

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  • What’s it worth to you?

    What’s it worth to you?

    “When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money.” ― Oscar Wilde The following apocryphal story takes place early in Picasso’s career, before he was widely known. His art studio in Paris was full of paintings that showed early promise of greater things to come. One day,…

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  • Alaskan Adventure Continued

    Alaskan Adventure Continued

    Having worked so many hours on computers that my eyes were starting to play dangerous tricks on me, I wanted to get away from it all. I was determined find a cabin in the Alaskan woods where I could be by myself, surrounded only by nature, with no distractions, books, or cameras, and especially no…

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  • Workplaces Illustrated

    Workplaces Illustrated

    Back in the 1980s, when personal computers first became available, they seemed destined to become ubiquitous in the workplace. My friends and I wondered how we would ever learn to use these things. We were out of school and in the workforce, but opportunities to learn the new computer technology were nonexistent as far as…

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  • The eyes have it

    The eyes have it

    Even after staring at computer screens for decades, thankfully my eyesight is pretty decent. Things were much worse back in the ‘80s. In my full-time job I formatted text for teams of computer programmers. I spent endless hours — including overtime — working with thousands of lines of monochromatic text on screens. On evenings and…

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  • My career as a filmmaker

    My career as a filmmaker

    In my 20s, I wanted to be a filmmaker. I had written a full-length film script about an animated character who leaves her hometown to go to college in a real, non-animated city. Over the course of her studies and experiences, she learns to believe in herself and her abilities of self-expression. The film would…

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