Parallel Tracks

Parallel Tracks

Every move for the past 20 years or so has had me going through boxes, thinning the archives and determining what is worth keeping. Every move means reviewing more and more horrible work from the early stages of my art direction career. Why was I saving that flyer?...
The New (and Old) Face of Dad

The New (and Old) Face of Dad

Remember when I talked about video footage I submitted? It’s been edited, combined and made live: If you can’t see the above video, you should be able to see it on YouTube by clicking here. I didn’t know they were going to do this, but they made...
Merry Christmas, Dad

Merry Christmas, Dad

This is my dad’s grave marker/headstone. My mom tries to put a wreath out on the headstone every year. This year she asked me to do it. It meant a lot to me to help her out and have some alone time with the spot where my father is buried. I’ve always had a hard...
Apple’s Death of Professional?

Apple’s Death of Professional?

Last Monday, AppleInsider ran this story (rumor) that Apple is “questioning” the future of the Mac Pro: “Despite the coming availability of a new generation of Sandy Bridge desktop CPUs suitable for advancing Apple’s Mac Pro line, the company...
Feeling Like We Do

Feeling Like We Do

The summer I turned 11, my older brother Tom bought a bunch of albums. Styx, Kansas and Peter Frampton’s epic Frampton Comes Alive and played them as he showered and got ready to go out for the night. He went out a lot that summer. As a kid, I was forbidden from...

2010: TL;DR

January 2010 Started the year off right with a series of posts about what became Apple’s iPad. Best post? This one: Chuck’s take. I had a pretty good take on the iPad, Chuck notwithstanding. Post-announcement business case post (pre-announcement prediction...
Casual Computing

Casual Computing

I remember when Apple released the iPod Mini. I wrote about it. At the time, people complained that it was underpowered and overpriced. The iPod Mini became Apple’s bestselling iPod. Yesterday, Apple announced a new product, the iPad. Already the whining has...

Thoughts on BlogHer 08

I’ve been super reluctant to post about our recent San Francisco trip and the BlogHer 08 conference. Writing about a women’s conference is so laden with explosives that even with my HAZMAT training, I’ve been worried about touching a nerve or saying...