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Generally, I don’t think about oceans much. I’m more a river kind of gal. But TPM directed me to this BBC News graphic on the ocean, and just scrolling down the page made my heart beat faster. I will never again think of the Mariana Trench as just deep. It’s deeper than Lower Midnight (there’s a great book title). Go look at the graphic. It’s amazing.
Thanks to Rox for this link to Brian Dettmer’s gorgeous, gorgeous art from old books (click picture for full size):
I have always been a big proponent of write what you need to write, not write to the market. I still am. But a recent comment on Lifehacker led me to a recent post on the Wandering Mirages blog, that led me to the Hedgehog Concept from Jim Collins’s book, Good to Great. It reminds me of some of the tools in What Color Is Your Parachute, a book that helped me tremendously about twenty years ago in making some big life decisions. The Hedgehog Concept (not to be confused with the hedgehog song from Discworld) goes something like this: read more >>
I’ve been thinking about blogs lately. For awhile there everybody had a blog, and then there was that rumor going around that blogs were no longer The Thing and everybody went to Facebook, and now I don’t know what the Convention Wisdom is, I just know I like blogs. So this is a very long ramble about blogs, all of it me just trying to figure out what I think. Feel free to jump in. We’re not trying for a conclusion here, just thinking about blogs. read more >>