I just wanted to see the world.

I've felt so small in the context of all of the world's chaos lately. It's been suffocating and crushing and exhausting. It's caused me to doubt the value in everything I do for weeks. I've talked to friends about it, written extensively about it, and tried so hard to shake…

Crawl Across The Starting Line.

This morning, I woke up at around 6 a.m. I tried to lay still and go back to sleep for a little while longer, hoping certain parts of my brain hadn't noticed I was awake yet. But, it was too late. As depression, anxiety, and heaviness crept across me,…

100 Items or Less

In 2006, my mom died rather unexpectedly. I was 19, and her parents and my dad had all passed away in the five years prior. As an only child saddled with the responsibility of going through three generations of “stuff” — mine, my parents’ and my grandparents’ — I don’t think…

The Great Age of Pirates

The beauty of One Piece isn’t in checking off a shopping list of story and genre elements, but in pushing the limits of just how much imagination and detail a human being can pour into twenty pages of art and storytelling week after week, for fifteen years and counting.…

3D Printing Will Be The New Desktop Publishing

Learning CAD to do inexpensive, independent 3D printing is becoming the new “learning word processing to do desktop publishing,” and it’s happening fast. I think we’re currently in the “crappy dot matrix printer, paper with tear-off holes, monospaced fonts and abysmal clip art” stage of the 3D printing…

Restating The Problems Of Computing

Mobile devices don't make our full-fledged personal computing devices any less important to the people making things with them. It just reframes them in a new context.…

Growing Old With Computers

Growing up with computers has become the new normal. Now I’m thinking a lot about the next new normal: growing old with them. I’m going to get old in a world where the computers in my pocket, in my backpack, and in my home all know how to…