Scary Media Stuff

My hubby found this TED Talk a few days ago. He sent me the link, and it’s scared the piss out of me. If media companies can manipulate consumers at the micro level, what does this mean? Really mean? Oh, you might say, “But I have ad-blockers, and they keep companies from using such targeted…

When a Plan Comes Together

  Plans can come together in so many ways, but mostly they work when people actively labor towards goals. In this case, the Koch Brothers have gotten parts of their long standing goal – to get a federal government in place that will downsize, downsize, downsize. More legroom for business to grow, more wiggle room for…

Media Manipulation

Its interesting how your thinking gets manipulated. Consider this photo of 2 versions of the Wall Street Journal from today… (EDIT: Not all together what you see either – someone else decided to manipulate the public! http://www.snopes.com/wsj-different-trump-headlines/) Image courtesy of @bradleyguidry via Instagram Location: Austin Executive Airport (KEDC) On the left of the photo the headline reads…

When A Friend Has A Viral Internet Moment

Yesterday was a big day for Rick Wolff. I mean really. This is my friend Rick. He’s an awesome artist and graphic designer. Yesterday he tweeted a drawing of his interpretation of a font he called Hillary Bold, based on the logo Hillary Clinton is using for her 2016 presidential bid. Within hours of his…

Tiny House, Smaller Everything?

If you haven’t yet heard about the Tiny House Movement, read this. I’ve only just started reading about tiny houses, but since moving into a house of my own that is fairly large (over 2000 square feet!) I have been contemplating the costs of such a home, and thinking about the alternatives. Although we know…