Radiolab — more great radio

Radiolab Many thanks to Sara for putting me onto my new favourite podcast. This cultural and scientific exploration of our fascinating world gets me through my early morning runs.

The art of non-conformity

The Art of Non-conformity is my new favourite site. The title speaks for itself. I am not much of a joiner, but I might join his army. Unconventional strategies for life, work and travel.


Eye candy, visual stimulation. This site give a great sense of what is going on out there in the world of image making. Be careful, it is addictive.

Stirring the pot (a.k.a. How to be more creative)

Previously in our newsletter I described three ways to set the stage for being more creative. Wow, is it ever hard to do them consistently! I need a reminder. Here are those strategies again:

  1. Create the right conditions
  2. Reduce the noise in your head
  3. Make the conscious decision to be more creative

What's the deal with hyphens & dashes?

You know the saying “ignorance is bliss”? Here is your warning to remain blissful about hyphens and dashes and skip this article… read on at your own peril. Once you understand the proper use of hyphens and dashes, their incorrect usage will reach out and slap you in the face.

Three lengths of dashes exist:
the hyphen (-), the en-dash (–), and the em-dash (—)

How to be more creative

I bet each of us has sat down in front of a blank sheet of paper to write something — and have proceeded to draw a blank. We all have those moments where our creativity stalls on us. As a creative worker, I rely on having my creative juices flowing all the time. I can’t afford to have them stop! So, when I just can’t get the ideas to flow, I do have some strategies to get them going again. Here are a bunch of sure-fire methods for kick-starting your creativity.

SwissMiss design blog

SwissMiss can always be counted on to point us toward innovative well designed items and great new ideas.


TEDTalks provides a fascinating and insightful collection of video of people presenting their ideas for 18 minutes.
Here is one about creative genius.

This is amazing radio: The American Life

Chicago Public Radio's This American Life makes the best radio. A revolution in radio.