I was once reading parts of a book entitled LIFE 101 by Peter McWilliams; this was hanging out on our bookshelf at home, and when I was without other library books to peruse I grabbed this one, a veritable guide to living as a human being, which was right there all the time (how did I survive up to this point?) to see what McWilliams … Continue reading Let us, then, be up and doing
April and May in Wisconsin have been brutal this year. We were having snow storms late into April, and May has now started as the wettest month I can remember. The U.S. Climate Data for Madison says that we average 3.54″ of precipitation in the whole month; We are currently at 7.6″ by this website’s data and only half way through May. The storms keep … Continue reading Storms they are a comin’
I am part of the DoIT Photo Club at the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the UW, where we discuss photography and go out on lunch breaks to take photos on campus occasionally. I was recently interviewed by the founder of the club, John Nagler, to be featured in our department’s newsletter during the Partners in Giving campaign. Below is that interview: Q: Can … Continue reading Rich’s Interview by the DoIT Photo Club
Limnology: The scientific study of inland waters. At the UW-Madison Hasler Lab, located just west of the Memorial Union on beautiful Lake Mendota, a collection of water-related photos hang on the stairway, mirroring the theme of Arthur D. Hasler’s aquatic studies and research in Wisconsin. The Center for Limnology (CFL) was established in 1982 to plan, conduct, and facilitate inland freshwater research. For more information … Continue reading Stares on the Stairs – Limnology Art Show
I sometimes follow Mark Manson‘s advice when I have a creative block. His “Do Something” principle is a good way to overcome fear, break the chain of procrastination or even start a fire of ideas for you to build off of. It’s that first step off the cliff that is so hard, whether you are hang gliding or creating a brochure in InDesign. Just dig … Continue reading Do Something. ANYTHING.
May your season be bright and your traffic be light this holiday season. Continue reading Season’s Greetings from Flying Button Design.
We’ve been using this hand made cutting board for a decade. I’m not sure that he does woodworking anymore, but when Dave Balmer made this beautiful cutting board out of multiple varieties of hardwood, he did a superior job. Parked on the counter right next to our stove, it has withstood the abuse of a three-meal-a-day family for over 3500 days. Continue reading A Cut Above