creativity

the morning, which is mine

January 11, 2021
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I’ve been waking up in the mornings and ignoring my phone. Heating my water for tea and looking out the window instead. I started doing this before Christmas, but in the past week it’s been saving me, as I’m sure you understand. Austin Kleon made me do it. I wrote last month about listening to […]

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december 2020

December 7, 2020
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How to show up and write a blog post right now? How to catch up? How to make it worthy of this unprecedented time? How to say everything there is to say? I’ll start small. One thing I’ve been doing to get through this time is writing in my backyard–something I’d never done before the pandemic. […]

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oh, december

December 21, 2015
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Oh, December. It’s so hard to write a blog post in you. I’m itching to write about how my 14-year-old doesn’t like to read. Which isn’t entirely true–he reads all the time, just not in my traditional definition of reading. It would be fun to tease it apart here, but no one wants to read […]

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writing ideas: infographics

February 7, 2014
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So, what do you do when you homeschool and you have a kid who doesn’t take to projects? Who loves to read and research and talk, but has utterly no interest in taking those ideas and making a model, or painting a picture, or crafting a handmade book? When you have a kid whose interests […]

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the periodic table of marvel characters: thoughts on a long-term project

May 23, 2013
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Mr. T finished his Periodic Tale of Marvel Characters. I think it’s rather glorious. You can view the project close-up in this scrollable view on my Flickr page. It was a challenge to get all of those characters into one shot. You may remember me writing about the project back in November, after T first […]

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new york, in snow and spotlight

February 19, 2013
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Mr. T and I had an adventure last week. You may remember, back in October, that I wrote about my older son’s Kickstarter project, a film he planned to make as part of his college studies. Well, the project got funded, but a few days before the shoot was supposed to start, a little force […]

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a few rules for homeschooling and life, the marvel edition

November 2, 2012
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Let kids pursue their interests, even if they seem trivial. Especially if they seem trivial. This could be a subtitle for practically every post I write, so there’s nothing revelatory here. Still, it’s a handy rule, worth shaping a lifestyle around—even if it means that a kid wants to study Avengers comics for months on […]

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