Writing Assignments: Write In The Dark

11.16.2012 writing

At the end of our family adventure in Scotland this summer I took my wife and two girls to see one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, and his wife, Amanda Palmer. Together they performed an evening of music and stories. It was a wonderful way to cap off our Edinburgh Fringe Festival experience. We [...]

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Crit Happens

02.16.2012 Art

My youngest daughter, a freshman at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), gave me a t-shirt for Christmas. It’s emblazoned with one of the more popular sayings around campus: “Crit Happens.” It does indeed. RISD embraces criticism from the top to bottom. It’s a regular part of daily life there. It can be brutal [...]

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