Category Archive: Analysis + Interpretation

The “Attention Economy” and Black Mirror’s “Fifteen Million Merits”

Even though “Fifteen Million Merits” was my second least favorite episode of Black Mirror due to the poor world building and seemingly misdirected/poorly used investigation of love/connection, I think the genius of the… Continue reading

Held Up

I am sitting in my favorite coffee shop on a weekday, feeling stoned, feeling held up by time and place and commitments that hang across my shoulders like a jacket that is too… Continue reading

From One Note Taker to Another

Many of us have a finely honed or default mode of note taking and managing life tasks that suit us just fine or even serve as an efficiency-enabling art form. Congratulations to you!… Continue reading

When Change Attacks: Leaving Johannesburg

About three weeks ago my company made the decision to close the company’s international offices. It has been a roller coaster of emotions and though I initially wanted to stay here as long… Continue reading

24 Hours in Malawi

Imani guys picked me up in Lilongwe. very nice. main interstate is a one lane road. hilarious. full of tobacco trucks and autos and taxi buses. pedestrians and vendors under tin and straw… Continue reading

Happy Five Year Anniversay to me!

Today marks my five year anniversary with my company. I like to meditate on significant milestones with wisdom from Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes. How I felt after the first two… Continue reading

The Girl You Mean It With

In my memory everything vaguely ambiguous you said is rife with hidden feeling. I can shade in your words to match my feelings. When you invited me to your house for a whiskey… Continue reading

I Stopped Talking To You

I stopped talking to you because you loved me. I was wearing a light blue angora sweater, pink chemise showing slightly at the hips, my hair flipped perfectly in the dry winter air… Continue reading

A New Way for Extractive Companies: Build Community Resilience

Things I design, organize, do and then write about at work. DAI hosted a round table – Building Resilient Communities – with extractive industry executives. All the juicy details (minus atrribution of quotes… Continue reading

Dark and Stormy: The Type, not the Drink

A friend recently told me that someone I was kind-of-sort-of-maybe interested in was “too serious, too much of a dark storm cloud and not fun” for me. I will submit that there is… Continue reading