The Western Wind
Harvey's brilliance lies in her ability to humanize and complicate her characters, to give them lives and loves and losses, jealousies and pain and secrets.
Washington Independent Review of Books
My New Typewriter
I am not very good at typing on a typewriter. I have to press the keys really hard and my pinkies and ring fingers are not always up to the job. They are weak and I find myself retyping the letters "a" and "s" and "l" over and over. The scenes in movies where people are typing on old typewriters using only their index fingers make a whole lot more sense now.
February 17, 2020
Funny, Not Funny
I've been doing writing exercises from the book The 3 a.m. Epiphany by Brian Kitely. It's my favorite book of exercises, they always challenge me and, in the past, I've come up with some great stories by going through them. This morning, though, I completely struck out.
January 30, 2020
My Favorite Books from 2019
An appreciation of my top 5 books from 2019
January 01, 2020
Adding Github Gists
I was reading an article a while back with tips on starting a tech blog and keeping it going and one of the suggestions listed was to use Github Gists for your code samples. The main argument was that they were easy to use and accessible. I thought I would give Gists a try, just to see how they worked. Of course, nothing is ever that simple.
December 27, 2019
Sparkbox Foundry Article
What Do We Value Most About Design Systems
Katy dives into the answers to the 2019 Design Systems Survey open-ended questions and presents the three benefits of design systems that both agency and in-house team respondents value most.