Basho on Poetry

I recently finished reading The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa edited by former Poet Laureate Robert Hass. Here are some highlights from what Basho had to say about poetry that I appreciated. Don’t follow in the footsteps of the old...

Haikus on a Plane

Spreadsheet on laptop, book of haikus tossed aside. Where do these worlds meet?   Pressure is building at thirty-five thousand feet. Man I have to pee.   Never always pass on a moment to say what is inside of you.   A fly on the plane – Does he know where this will...

Analyze the Personality of Your Blog

Want to figure out the personality of your blog? Check out Typealyzer. My writing on this blog comes out as ENTJ. There’s also a nifty visualization of the parts of the brain active during writing. ENTJ – The Executives The direct and assertive type. They...

Designing for Beauty

Just finished watching Crash, and am now thinking about the ability films and other media have on stirring emotion and changing our perspective. I used to say that I never felt more emotional than during or after watching a film. There was a time when I would go to a...

Men are more emotional (designers)?

As part of my internship with Adaptive Path, I am writing an essay for the essay section of their website. I’m still formulating what it is I’m writing about, and a colleague recommended I look at design-emotion.com. The first thing I noticed when viewing...

Support for a Connection Between Writing and Design

In relation to understanding the connection in my life between writing and design, I was inspired to read a comparison of the craft of writing to the craft of design in David Wroblewski’s “The Construction of Human-Computer Interfaces Considered as a...