A little over a year ago, a few friends and I hosted a women's circle to celebrate our bride-to-be friend Carrie. I never blogged about it although I got permission, because I don't feel like I can capture its meaning and beauty in words. But, I'll share our introductory words and the format in case… Continue reading A Modern Mikvah
Human Centered Design: What, Who, Where, When, Why, How
I've been on hiatus from this blog since I began curating the blog for GrantCraft. I will try to at least cross-post my personally-authored posts here and revive my own writing as time permits! What: Human-Centered Design (HCD) puts humans at the center of a creative and critical thinking process that promotes rapid generation of ideas, helps… Continue reading Human Centered Design: What, Who, Where, When, Why, How
Pretty neat axe. That’s right, an axe.
I haven't had to chop wood in a long time, but I'm delighted to know that this exists.
The ceramics te…
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day… Continue reading The ceramics te…
Biking Data Visualization
This video shows CitiBike rides in NYC over 2 days. It's fascinating to watch patterns related to time, place, membership, public transit delays, weather, and pairing.
How Americans Die
Interesting data visualization via Bloomberg.
It’s not all-inclusive, but definitely interesting. There were many more takeaways from the researcher’s work including demographic trends and budgeting for tips; here are some that weren’t included in the chart that I found interesting about other professions: Apparently no one tips flight attendants, and if you do, you’ll probably receive free drinks thereafter. Golf caddies say… Continue reading
It amazes me how many people think that I’m the president of HP. Anyone who really knows me, after all, knows how much I really, really hate computers. (And don’t get me started on tracked changes. But I digress.) Other people think I work for the Packard Foundation, or for any number of other organizations… Continue reading
Pneumatic Tube Mail Network
The pneumatic system for transporting mail, active in NYC from 1897-1953. Very neat. Systems like this are still in use at many banks, with trash management, and some research libraries.
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