From my M. C. Escher calendar: There is indeed great satisfaction in acquiring skill, in coming to thoroughly understand the qualities of the material at hand and in learning to use the instruments we have – in the first place, our hands! – in an effective and controlled way.
At the Soulard Idea Market a couple of weeks ago, one of the topics that Matt Homann provided for the idea speed dating part of the evening was, “What is the most compelling idea you’ve heard in the last year?” With all that has gone on in the last year, it seemed that this would […]
Consider these articles from Kennedy, Robb, and Schneier a lesson in life skills, and please pass it on to your kids. Aside from the warnings about online predators your kids get at school, that may well be the only security training they get (aside from that they get from the School of Hard Knocks).
The September edition of Wired magazine looks at Music Reborn. The issue includes an interview with Beck about his recent works, especially his use of digital and social networking technology to change the nature of how audiences experience music and the business of how music is distributed. In a recent post I wrote that “in […]
Came across these words of wisdom from Dr. Seuss this morning: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Kind of says it all. tagged as: Autism, Dr. Seuss (c) by Brett Miller 2005-2008 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed […]
A key aspect of personal development is an understanding of yourself – your strengths, your weaknesses, your personality, and your style of accomplishing things. Aside from a good amount of self reflection, there are tools – usually in the form of ‘tests’ – that can help you gain this understanding.
I’ve long been a fan of M. C. Escher and his works. To get a daily fix, I’ve got a calendar that has one of his drawings/etching/etc along with a quote for each day. The following was on the calendar this past weekend: A personal experiment, an edifice where one has to dig the foundations […]
The pursuit of mastery is an inherently personal and individual endeavor, carried out for the personal satisfaction and gratification it brings. Ideally, our genius and passion will lead to mastery that has a purpose. Occasionally our achievements will be recognized within our personal and professional communities, but most people don’t pursue mastery looking for this […]
It’s been almost two weeks since the Soulard Idea Market got together and I’ve been thinking about it, and what I should write about it, ever since. Having just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Benjamin Franklin and about half-way through Blaine McCormick’s adaption of Franklin’s Autobiography when I first heard of the Soulard Idea […]
Indulging a certain passion (though not this one), I’m looking for a couple of hard to find Pokemon items. Any help is greatly appreciated. A copy of the US version of Pokemon Box for Nintendo Game Cube Pokemon Box is no longer available (at least as far as I could see) at the Pokemon Center. […]