It's quite simple, really: A public pension, encouragement to keep going, and assurance that not all the stories worth telling have been told. Bonus content: portrait of a (local) artist, plus an update on what I'm reading and writing.
I just published an article on how documentation can enable sales. Here's an annotated list of the resources I used in my research.
A student from my alma mater reached out to me with questions about the wonderful world of technical communication. Here's a transcript (peppered, of course, with delightful Dilbert comics).
I share (among other things) about a recent visit to my local used bookstore. How has it stayed in business while Amazon dominates the market?
The advantages of retreating from the frenzy of politics and pursuing beauty as an end in itself.
In which I got some sweet books from a used book sale and started reading Sanderson's 'The Way of Kings' despite initial misgivings. Brief updates too on my essay and fiction writing.
In the fictional world I've been building for my novel, there are semi-spiritual beings called syven (a Siberian term for "helping spirits" or familiars) that can be bound to a person's tattoo and later summoned in need. Here's how I imagine they look.