Are you asking a lot of yourself?

The pendulum has been swinging both ways in the conversation about creative work in recent years. There are many people trying to figure out how to do less, simplify their lives, and create a sustainable pace of life for themselves. I believe in this mission. There...

Etymysteries Solved, or At Least Pondered

This was an excellent find from over on Twitter: 10 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Their Era My favorites were the original hipster, described as being “The White Negro” by Norman Mailer in 1957, which I think may be illuminating to the strange beings...

Seeing history written on a wall. Or a sign. Or a window

Another gem of a thought from On Looking: In the book, author Alexandra Horowitz’s lettered friend Paul Shaw dates a building in Manhattan based on the typography it exhibits, and does a pretty good job of it, according to the newspaper archives. They reveal...

Watch your cotton-pickin’ language

Today I give you a video of a speech by Stephen Fry, a famous British comedian (first known to me in the Blackadder series). The animation of script is by Matthew Rogers. An interesting thought for an erstwhile grammar...