Category Archives: General

The Quest for the Silver Bullet


This is a commentary about Jon Kolko’s article at Design Mind, “The Maturity of a Discipline”, linked below: http://designmind.frogdesign.com/blog/the-maturity-of-a-discipline.html As Jon Kolko pointed out several times, certain concepts are being treated as “silver bullets” to address complex problems. I feel … Continue reading

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Luck


Every so often as I drive to work, I see a stocky-looking guy holding a large cup of coffee, rocking back and forth, listening to his radio, wearing a sandwich board advertising a local plumber. I’ve seen him in the … Continue reading

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Shopping with Mom


George’s is always busy; it’s one of those local short order places everybody goes. Continue reading

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Critical Thinking and Business Presentations


I’ve been directly involved in business presentations for 26 years, in the employ of some rather large corporations. Thirteen of those years were spent in a marketing support group. Primarily I have been a maker of presentation slides and a … Continue reading

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Defending Mister Rogers


The newest cynical fad is that the self respect that Mister Rogers taught to children was a bad thing. Wow. Even if self respect is a bad thing, it’s only one of the moral values Fred Rogers taught to people. … Continue reading

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26 Superlative Adjectives for Your Blog Lists From A to Z


Here, for your convenience, is a list of 26 superlative adjectives you can apply to your own blog posts and pretty much anything else you’d care to label. Continue reading

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Keep An Educated Mind


A reasonable complement to keeping an open mind. Just as we are well served to consider possibilities, we are equally well served to keep learning. Maybe I’ll try different designs based on the same theme.

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