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One of the Best

The year was 1982. It was the first (and only) time I worked for an advertising agency. And it taught me the value of designing with purpose.

How to (Mine) Craft a Meaningful Experience

Do not touch mobs! Some of them might explode. Whoa. Exploding objects are not what you’d expect in a museum. + more

Stop! Don’t Touch that Garden

Before you rush to clear the remnants of your late summer and early fall harvest, please keep this in mind: Our furry, fuzzy, feathered, and winged friends deserve the garden bounty too.

Cue the Goats

There’s a lot of drama in my neighborhood. Animal drama, that is. And it beats any reality show on TV.

That’s Punny: Why Dad Jokes are Serious Fun

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, dad jokes serve a higher porpoise. Er, purpose.

Talk About Giving a Dog a Bad Name

Here’s proof that designer dog names have gotten completely out of control.

Sweet Memes are Made of These

We’ve all seen them. Design mistakes so embarrassing that they make us laugh. And they’re everywhere.

Some Unforgettable Sh%t

I’m about to share two pieces of information. But, by tomorrow, you’ll only remember one of them. And I can accurately predict which one it will be.

It’s All Geek to Me

My husband is fluent in geek. He’s a software engineer, so he obviously learned it on the job. But I’m sharing his secrets, so you can learn to speak geek too.

How NOT to Name Your Business

The ol’ blog has been a tad lackluster lately. What can I say? We’ve been busy. So, for now, I’ll just leave you with this gem and a bit of advice.

How to Make an Editor Swear

Typically, I don’t use salty language. So, if you hear an expletive while I’m editing, it’s because of one thing. And it’s the bane of my copywriting existence.

Visiting One of Spokane’s Oldest Neighborhoods

Been to Hillyard lately? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. Here’s why…

Seeing the World a Little Differently

My son has a love-hate relationship with puzzles. He loves fitting the pieces together, but he hates that he can’t see their colors.

A Mascot You’ll Never Forget

What’s the most unusual sports mascot you’ve ever seen? For me, it’s hands down the pierogi. Not familiar with this mighty mascot? Allow me to introduce you.

The Power of One

Have you ever tried a dish that tasted nothing like its main ingredient? It happened to me once at an expensive restaurant on the Seattle waterfront.

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