mad in pursuit notebook

DISPATCHED FROM THE CROSSROADS

Where Have I Been? What Have I Done? What Next?

Rochester Public Market

Jul. 7-14, 2012. Home Sweet Home. Heat in St. Louis and disaster in West Virginia made good old Rochester a very seductive alternate destination. It was wonderful to be with family in St. Louis, but puttering around the homestead is also full of joy.

Engaging and Sharing (Creative and Curatorial Products)

Creative: storytelling. Enjoying my work on "Rocktropolis," though I'm moving along slowly.

 

Exploration and Capacity-Building

Photography: I'm trying to bring my camera (not just my iPhone) with me more often to try to teach myself what makes a good picture. Then I have fun overprocessing them on my computer. Working through CreativeLIVE lessons on Lighting and on Product Photography. Created a Picasa album exploring the theme of "heat" from my St. Louis photos.

Blog and web-writing. My public/shared writing has dried up and I haven't really been blogging per se. So why am I paying for that Squarespace account??? Canceled! Trying to figure out how to make better use of Google+

 

Infrastructure and workflow

  • Updated the old kitchen computer to 64-bit Windows 7 and installed my favorite software. Now I have another alternative workspace.
  • Ordered a Google Nexus-7 7-inch tablet -- just had to begin exploring the Android world (alternative to the Mac and iPhone/iPad world)
  • JZ and I bought a new TV and a recliner for ME (since he stole my recliner back in 2002). Moving our knick-knack shelves around to clear a "home theater" area will be a major task.

 

Deep Energizing

Walking but not putting a lot of energy into it.

Back listening to Rumi poetry -- forgot how exciting it is.

Jul 14, 2012