Margaret Bourke-White

I spent a lot of time looking at Margaret Bourke-White’s photos, on this The Atlantic article. Such amazing work, still relevant today. What a life! Bourke-White held numerous “firsts” in her professional life—she was the first foreign photographer allowed to take pictures of Soviet industry, she was the first female staff photographer for LIFE magazine and madeContinue reading “Margaret Bourke-White”

I am loaning money to Starbucks

I subscribe to, and enjoy, Dave Perell’s Monday Musings newsletter. This morning’s contained a link to an article on Starbucks, which I found very interesting. Basically, when Starbucks customers add money to the company’s app, they are effectively giving the coffee giant a free loan. At Starbucks’ scale, the benefits are enormous.  Dave Perell PerContinue reading “I am loaning money to Starbucks”

Life-changing writing prompts

On a suggestion from an email newsletter that I subscribe to, I ordered a set of Life-Changing Questions. It looks like they won’t print and ship to me until mid-September which gives me something to look forward to. I’m looking forward to using them as writing prompts. I envision using them for blog and (private)Continue reading “Life-changing writing prompts”

Anna Larson’s “Acting Alone”

I first heard this track as part of this week’s “New Mix” episode, from NPR Music. It’s haunting, poignant, genuine. It’s worth listening to with complete focus. Anna Larson wrote [Bob Boilen] to say, “I wish I didn’t live in a world where writing a song about senseless gun violence was something I had toContinue reading “Anna Larson’s “Acting Alone””