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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
This Memorial Day, I rehearsed my performance piece for the final time before I do the public exhibition of it, and I can’t think of a better way to participate in a holiday recognizing those who have fallen in defense of the liberties we hold so dear. I have never served. I doubt I would ...
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 ...
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 ...
As I prepare for the first private exhibition of my new performance art this Saturday, I’m finding myself with a little more time on my hands.. So, we finally get another Why Should I Wednesday. Today’s topic? Why you should learn about other cultures. While this may not seem to be related to art, I ...
I apologize for the belated Why Should I Wednesday, but I’ve been busy working on some new artwork, and a performance piece that’ll be exhibited locally. Anyway, without further ado, here’s today’s Why Should I Wednesday: Why SHOULD you hire an artist? When we, as artists, price out our work, we frequently deal with balking ...