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  1. Not perfect, just beautiful.

    20 May 2017

    “I hate slick and pretty things. I prefer mistakes and accidents. Which is why I like things like cuts and bruises…they’re like little flowers. I’ve always said that if you have a name for something, like ‘cut’ or ‘bruise,’ people will automatically be disturbed by it. But when you see…


  2. From Pixels to Paper

    16 Apr 2017

    Art directing book projects: there’s nothing like it. Last week I went to the first of two press checks with my team for a project that’s now in the home stretch: 35 Truths: Lessons from the Front Lines of Executive Coaching, by Clyde C. Lowstuter. On press, we saw how…


  3. Don’t be so sure about that…

    25 Mar 2017

    This week, I had a serendipitous encounter with the same idea. It came from two different sources, stated in slightly different ways “Certainty is the enemy of growth.” –Mark Manson  “The more opinions you have, the less you see.” –Wim Wenders I’m sure the Universe is trying to tell me…


  4. For Jenny.

    04 Oct 2016

    In my early teens, I discovered Jenny Holzer’s work, and all of a sudden I realized what was possible for women and what was possible for me: that women were free to communicate on our own terms; that by living this way, we were making a vital contribution to society…


  5. Neighbors to the South.

    28 Aug 2016

    My next-door neighbor is a Muslim family from Pakistan: Mohammed, his wife, 2 teenagers, and an elderly mother. Whenever we see them, we are greeted with a wave and a warm smile. If we’re within conversational distance we sometimes say “hello, how are you,” chat about how our roses are doing…


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