Algorithmic Lookalikes

I’m back visiting my old home town of Nashville for a few days, and had a super-fun breakfast conversation with Mary Laura Philpott this morning during which she mentioned that she sometimes gets automatically tagged in photos as Nashville mayor Megan Barry. The two bear a passing resemblance but not enough that you’d probably think to comment on Read more about Algorithmic Lookalikes[…]

Suzanne Vega on Twitter: “I found my letter from Prince”

Such a simple post by Suzanne Vega; such a beautiful story. In case you can’t read the writing (although I think the penmanship, which is presumably Prince’s, is charming), it says: Dearest Suzanne, Luka is the most compelling piece of music I’ve heard in a long time. There are no words 2 tell u all the things I Read more about Suzanne Vega on Twitter: “I found my letter from Prince”[…]

Noam Chomsky weighs in on Bernie Sanders’ impact at last night’s Live from the NYPL

A truly wonderful thing about living in New York City: events like the New York Public Library’s Live from the NYPL series. Last night, they hosted Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister amidst the country’s financial crisis, and Noam Chomsky. I don’t give Noam Chomsky a bio because to me he’s a living legend, but if you’re not Read more about Noam Chomsky weighs in on Bernie Sanders’ impact at last night’s Live from the NYPL[…]

Creativity and Change: The more things change, the more the timeless stuff matters

Sitting in the Shakespeare Garden this morning, soaking up the sun and the homage to the Bard, I can’t help but think about the work of creativity, and its place in culture, and how that is subject to change over time, or not. Creative endeavors always bear the burden of every genius who came before. Read more about Creativity and Change: The more things change, the more the timeless stuff matters[…]

Reinvention, David Bowie, and Reinvesting Experience Into Creativity

Out of any characteristic I admire in people, it’s reinvention I tend to admire most. Adapting your work or your surroundings or your output in some way that honors where and who you have been and doesn’t lose sight of who you are at your core yet allows you to keep trying new things — Read more about Reinvention, David Bowie, and Reinvesting Experience Into Creativity[…]

After 12.5 Years in Nashville

It’s time. I’ve sold my car and a third of my belongings (and donated another third to Goodwill) and now I’ve sold my house and I’m officially on my way from Nashville to New York City. If my quick mental tally is anywhere close, I’ve moved at least 30 times. Four metropolitan areas in four states. Five metro areas if you Read more about After 12.5 Years in Nashville[…]