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Today is Sunday

December 6, 2009

Went to a celebration of my grandpa’s life yesterday and had a lot of fun. Cried the rest of the afternoon because I’m a girl and because I hadn’t seen a lot of these people since I was a kid and goodbyes are tough, but it’s good to reconnect and open the door for seeing Read more >>


November 5, 2009

This has been a good week inside my head. Outside of it as well, but I like that the interior is matching the exterior a bit better. I’ve carved out time for creativity every day, and it’s given me an enormous feeling of relief. The title of this post refers to the Revelations I have Read more >>

The Scent of the Air

October 29, 2009

There is something particular about the air in these mountains. It isn’t just the mingling of the pines and cedars, the dusty desert weeds that always bloom some shade of yellow from hues of watery pale sunlight to deep egg yolk orange. There is also the scent of granite as it decomposes, the dust and Read more >>

Ego surf

August 19, 2009

Personas | Metropath(ologies) | An Installation by Aaron Zinman

From a conversation with my favourite Giraffe

June 29, 2009

I think – have you ever seen Tron? If you haven’t, it doesn’t matter, but it’s notable that they refer to what we would call “computer users” as “programmers” – as in, you were expected to use a computer by programming it. I was sort of musing around, talking with Josh about how I’ve noticed Read more >>

Why we’re buying a farm

June 2, 2009

…so I can have 100 arable sq. ft. in which to grow things that only get MOSTLY eaten by chipmunks, not entirely. No eggplant for me this year! Danged rodents.

Revisiting Documentation Practices

March 26, 2009

So, this was a video blog for an entire year! Who’d have guessed? I suppose after twelve years online, taking the freeform approach to information architecture on a personal site leads to these sorts of interludes. And let’s be honest – did you want incessant philosophical ruminations based on my daily bird feeding excursions, or Read more >>

Grinding gears behind the scenes

March 26, 2009

Resurrecting the WordPress based version of in order to experiment with new and exciting technology. More on its way…

You don’t have to tell me I’m lucky, I know it

November 1, 2008

“Great software is not created by observing users, any more than great architecture is built by interviewing people who live in houses” Josh gives some usability straight talk over at