Sensitive Hearing and Fireworks

Will Leffert Editorial

First of all: Happy 4th of July. Second of all, let me tell you about my sensitive hearing, and fireworks being the bane of my existence. I’ve had slightly weird hearing for a long time now. As a teenager in High School, I had earned the nickname “Human Tuner” given to me by some of my peers because I was …

Should you report that weird kid in school?

Will Leffert Editorial

In 1999, we had the Columbine massacre. The two who committed the atrocity were considered “outsiders”. They wore black, listened to music like KMFDM, and played violent video games like “Doom”. People blamed the music. They blamed the games. They started pointing fingers anywhere they could. Other kids became suspects, themselves, for sharing similar characteristics. I was one of those …

Internet & Net Neutrality For Dummies

Will Leffert Editorial, Web & The Internet

Pretty much everybody is talking about it right now, but there is a lot of misinformation about Net Neutrality. I’d like to talk about what it is, and what the real problem is with it’s repeal. Note: I’ve got credentials. I’ve got a degree in Computer Information Systems, have worked as a Systems Manager handling the network for businesses, have …

An argument for universal healthcare

Will Leffert Editorial

I’m sitting here writing this as one of countless pleas from numerous people in the US who desperately need better healthcare. I’m 33 years old; soon to be 34. I’ve got a great job. I’ve got health insurance. I also can’t afford to go to the ER like I should have. Let me start at the beginning. I’ve got 2 …

2016: A New Year, New Art by WFL

Will Leffert Editorial

I’ve been exploring new territory recently with my Headlines Project, and digital illustrations such as The Many Facets of Easter. I’m taking a break from The Headlines Project this weekend to just relax and think about my art, and where I want to go with it (plus, I ran out of toner for my printer, and delivery has been delayed). …

Why Should I Redesign My Website?

Will Leffert Editorial, Web & The Internet

First, some housekeeping: With work, new projects, and more piling up, WSIW will become a bi-weekly feature. Now, without further ado.. Why should I redesign my website? It’s a simple question, and, with a little luck, I’ll be able to explain why for a number of scenarios that many of you finding this blog will be able to identify with. …

The Library of Congress Main Reading Room

WSIW: Why Should I Get A Library Card?

Will Leffert Editorial

Photo from Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons (Library of Congress Main Reading Room). This was going to go up last week, but I was too busy prepping for my performance piece that was exhibited last week. Keep an eye out for photos and video about the piece soon! This week’s WSIW may be somewhat controversial, depending on the circles …

Flight Of The Bumble Bee

How to handle mistakes during a musical performance: It’s not always going to sound like jazz.

Will Leffert Editorial, The Music Industry

Instead of a traditional Why Should I Wednesday about the design world, let’s talk about music, and how to handle mistakes during a musical performance. The most common advice I’ve heard to new musicians regarding the subject of making mistakes during a musical performance is that you should never show it in your face; the audience won’t know the difference, …

Maxwell House Coffee

WSIW: Why Should I Advertise Online?

Will Leffert Editorial, Web & The Internet

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Why Should I Wednesday. Today’s question is simple: Why should I advertise online? The ad world has shifted substantially over the years; We’ve gone from catchy jingles and Burma-Shave, to flashing click-baiting and clever calls to action. Newspapers, TV, and even radio are still relevant, but where does online advertising fit in? …