Category: Ruminations

The Ritual of Crosswords

I have fond memories of doing the crossword puzzle on the weekends with my father. We’d be in the kitchen, me with pen in hand, ready to fill out the answers, reading out the clues to my father who would be waltzing around cooking up a storm, creating whatever recipe caught his eye in Bon

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The Business of Storytelling

I was catching up with a friend via Skype (who I know reads this blog, so – hi!), and we were discussing the current trajectories of our respective lives, such as they are (the trajectories, I mean, not the lives (though one might apply that phrase to my life (*ahem* moving on…))). I was telling

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The Best Part of a Movie?

The audience. I finally got around to seeing Avengers this weekend. That I waited this long is a failure of epic proportions, I know. And of course, it was amazing! My mom even enjoyed it, and she hasn’t seen any of the earlier movies starring these characters. But the great thing was that even at

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On “New” Technology

Today in my Art & Technology class, everyone had to give a short (5-minute) presentation on a new technology.  Some of the presentations were really interesting, on things like 3-D cameras, such as those used to make Avatar, and Paint.net, which is a free, open-source photo-editing software to rival Photoshop.  And then there were those

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