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
Another Year; Another Plowoff. The sands of time have passed through the hourglass, and we have made it around the sun one more time. This signals it is time to tend to the fields that were so forth giving of their nutrients over the past growing season, and prepare the soil for another round come spring. Dial up your friends, boys; the plowoff is here. … Continue reading As the world turns, so does the soil to the plow.
Here comes the sun, do-nn-do-do, here comes the sun, and I say “It’s alright.” I rise before dawn every weekday to head to work and watch the sun rise through the windshield, so a detour this particular morning brings me to an alternate view—the site of some overachievers—flowers who are literally “outstanding in their chosen field.” The sun peeks over the trees that dot the … Continue reading Here Comes The Sun (do-nn-do-do.)
Here are a dozen photos from our recent family trip to Lake Superior’s southern shoreline around Duluth, and jaunt over to the Apostle Islands. This is a beautiful scenic area to visit; with one of the two aerial lift bridges of this style in the world, expansive naturally-occurring beaches that span for miles long the south shore of the lake, parks and scenic lakefront walking … Continue reading The Duluth Dozen
My son learned a valuable lesson recently about perseverance and hard work. He was just below the cut-off for admittance into the advanced math program for next year based on a set of criteria the school uses to divide the groups, and we were informed that he would be placed in the standard math program again. This year, he had been near the top of … Continue reading Perseverance and Hard Work Prevail