happy

Alpha anniversary change

Inspired from a walk in the park:

For my 22nd wedding anniversary:

A Bettie Serveert song lyric got this one going:

Advertisements

Headspace

Strange cartoon below and attempted explanation of strange cartoon over at DoodleJesus.com

Have a grand day…

Exercise

A much tamer post than yesterday. Cartoon below and more cartoons and commentary over at DoodleJesus.com

Happy Wednesday! Go get some exercise…

Repetition

Little break from Grace & Pete.

Song stuck in your head yet?

Smile

The Instagram effect.

Black eye Friday

Full-contact sport.

How the sausage is made

Everything I create now is on the Sketches Pro app on my iPad. Here’s how it shakes out, if you’re interested:

Happy

8-12-16 being happy

Fun to draw/paint a larger face and pair it with this quote from one of Mr. Wendell Berry’s poems.

Algorithms

6-3-16 algorithms

I use the apple news app on my iPhone and iPad. When setting it up I just picked a few sources that were fairly closely related. After a few weeks I realized that I was only reading one side of the story(ies) and how limiting that was. I added in more diverse voices and eliminated a few of the original ones. Much better, though sometimes off-putting to my sensibilities.

The Interwebs are smart. They quickly learn what (and who) we like and dislike, what pages we visit, what ads we click so that the algorithms can keep a steady diet of pleasing-to-us content coming our way. That way, we’ll keep consuming their sites and adding to the visits that enable them to charge advertisers more money. There is no incentive for them to challenge our patterns with content that might drive us away. They want to make us “happy.”

It’s a subtle form of mind control. It keeps us grinning stupidly at our screens and hardens our hearts to perspectives that are outside the ruts we’ve become so used to traveling.

And it contributes to the polarized, Us vs. Them world in which we live. No news flash there.

So try reading or watching something different. You don’t have to start with Rachel Maddow or Rush Limbaugh…just try to get into the center a little bit more. It will ultimately help us all.

 

 

 

January 28, 2015

1-28-15 commercial - color

I predict we will see some semblance of this commercial on Sunday.