I didn’t make much headway with the podcast this week. I got so far as figuring out what the podcast is about, what you’ll hear on it, and who might want to listen to it. I also only read one chapter of the book I bought, and have yet to answer the question that it… Continue reading Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 5: What’s the Point of My Podcast?
Last week, I said that this episode would be about advertising, because what’s the point in putting this content out there if I didn’t want people to see it? Late last week, I decided that I needed to narrow my focus when a pang of anxiety struck me as I was trying to figure out… Continue reading Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 4- Narrowing My Focus to Podcasting
Anecdote In a 2013 study, researchers Kathleen Vohs, Joseph Redden, and Ryan Rahinel found the that a disorderly space can have a positive impact on behaviour. They found that people are more likely to be creative when in a disorderly space than when in an orderly one. They did this through three experiments.
I’m having a hell of a time trying to figure out how to get good, clean audio recordings for my videos. So, tonight, I tested a few different options that I have available to me. Here’s the video that resulted: In the end, I’ve come away knowing that I need to learn more about audio… Continue reading Testing Different Microphones
Several years ago, when I had first moved to Toronto, I was going to a good number of job interviews. One of the most common pieces of feedback I got when I wasn’t successful in an interview or when I was being let go was that I was “too creative for the position.” At the… Continue reading Finding a Voice
I went to go see the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition last Friday night. I was hoping to have gone with someone but, as it turns out, I’m really glad that I went on my own. It was great to be alone, standing amongst a small crowd, with the pieces on display.
I was stood there for at least 35 minutes, staring at the range of choices available to me, unable to make a decision. Each choice I was given offered different options: scouring, non-abrasive, non-stick, heavy duty, pots and pans, etc. Often, it’s the easiest decisions that are the hardest to make.
I have been using my typewriter to type out my recollections and thoughts on topics and themes that animate my life. I’ll sit down at my typewriter, usually on a Friday night, pick a topic, and just start writing. It’s very stream of consciousness stuff, even more so than these blog posts.
I’m now about one-third of the way through Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus. I could’ve probably read half of the Harry Potter series in the time that it has taken me to get through just nearly 50 pages of Camus. I don’t know, though, because, without compunction, I’ve never read or seen any Harry Potter.
Before they renovated the tables and sinks in the laundry room of my apartment building, we had a nice little book exchange set up. It was beside the cheaper, top-loading, washing machines, so I used to look through the books every time I did my laundry. I’d often take a few books back up to… Continue reading The Art of Happiness is a Book