Rules, Rules, And More Rules

Kyla Scanlon shared Sister Corita Kent’s “Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules” and they’re print-out-and-hang-on-the-wall good.  Here they are: Rule 1 - Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while.  Rule 2 - General duties of a student: pull everything out of your teacher, pull everything out of your fellow … Continue reading Rules, Rules, And More Rules

Your Friends = How Fast You Compound

Kunal Shah has made the remark (paraphrasing), “Your group of friends determines how fast you compound.”  In other words, if you want to grow, have friends who also want to grow.  If you want to be trapped, small-minded, or stuck in a rut - then pick your friends accordingly for that outcome too.  Shah’s point … Continue reading Your Friends = How Fast You Compound

Sunday Music: Don’t Mutilate My Mink

I don’t know what rabbit hole I fell down to get sucked into Cristina songs, but how great is “Don’t Mutilate My Mink” - really?  I want to do my thing. I want you to appreciate it. I don’t want you to put your hands on anything or mess it up.  Fiercely independent and self-confident. … Continue reading Sunday Music: Don’t Mutilate My Mink

Need A Sign From God? Here You Go (via Tems)

When Tems won “Best International Act” at the BET awards, she gave an inspirational speech on taking risks, choosing our role models, and getting from the dreaming to the doing:  Thank you so much. This is my first award show that I’m winning something, and I just want to use this opportunity to speak to … Continue reading Need A Sign From God? Here You Go (via Tems)

Subjectivity Is Just Objectivity Waiting For Data

David Egger’s book, The Every, has this gem of a sentence:  Subjectivity is just objectivity waiting for data.  While there’s some truth here, Eggers wants us to be careful about taking all subjectivity to a data-dependent end state.  Because if all we do is quantify rather than qualify, we might suck all the fun out … Continue reading Subjectivity Is Just Objectivity Waiting For Data