Category Archives: Identity

The who. The what. The essence.

D.A.R. 2.0

My mother was one. That means I’m one: a (big quotes here) “Daughter of the American Revolution.” I wouldn’t have known that if my dad hadn’t told me because my mother never spoke of it. Why? The thought “mortified” her, … Continue reading

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Muppets and Vampire Squids

“Leadership used to be about ideas, setting an example and doing the right thing. Today, if you make enough money for the firm (and you are not currently an ax murderer), you will be promoted into a position of influence.” … Continue reading

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Aerosols and Butterflies

“The clarity and starling nature of what Molina and Rowland came up with–the notion that something you could hold in your hand could affect the entire global environment, not just the room in which you were standing–was extraordinary.” That’s Ralph … Continue reading

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What are we prepared to do?

What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are… Edgar Z. Friedeberg I love this quote because I spent far too many years of my youth wondering if I was worth anything instead of noticing … Continue reading

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Apple: What

Thinking about Design LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION I drafted this part deux on Apple a couple of days ago, then set it aside to edit. Now it’s a eulogy. Like everyone else, I was aware of Steve Jobs’ grave illness. But wandering … Continue reading

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Apple: Who

Thinking about Design THINK SIMPLE, AGAIN On Saturday, a lark. I attended my first Mac Expo, billed as the largest outside of San Francisco. The info-harvest was bountiful. The subtext, bountifuller. Let’s start with who was there. Not the folks … Continue reading

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Not Even a Late Bloomer, a Late Budder…

Thinking about Writing SLOW AND STEADY? I saw this book cover advertised in something. Maybe the New York Review of Books. First of all, please do see Richter’s paintings if you haven’t. They’re amazing. But it’s not the paintings I’m … Continue reading

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