New Art

I watched a great documentary about Ralph Steadman, the great british gonzo artist that worked with Hunter S. Thompson and Rolling Stone Magazine. It was brilliant and sparked a fire in me. He calls his work cartoon art, but it is more like processed DaDaism through surrealism.

It really made me want to work with some chaos to find what was hiding in it. I found Ralph.

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Link to the documentary For No Good Reason

Link to Ralph Steadman


Jogging With kids

I got the chance to have a morning jog with Laura and Rosie today. Laura likes to jog with a timed schedule (e.g. 5 min walking, 3 min jogging, etc.) and this is good for her. The only problem we had today was Rosie. Jogging with kids is a little bit difficult. I thought I would share some tricks that I learned from track club.

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  1. Kids are extremely myopic. Especially when it comes to time. If you tell a kid that he needs to run for 5 minutes, it seems like forever to them. They just don’t have the experience and framework to deal with time. Instead, show them a visual goal to run to. Any sign, fencepost, house or car will do.
  2. Kids get bored in their heads even if their bodies are active. They may have 10x the energy that you do, but they have 0% drive to do something without gratification. Make the jog fun for them. Try singing a cadence (I don’t know but I’ve been told…) or a song while you jog with them. It’ll do your lungs and brain some good as well.
  3. Make it a fun activity. Have a race every now and then to break up the tempo and boredom. Add some jumps and zig-zags, they will love it.

Any of these tips will make your jogging experience more fun without a rugrat as well.



Hello Kitty not a cat, company says.

My word this is news to me. Has my world turned upside down? Are we in an alternate universe? Never mind, Japan never ceases to surprise me.

According to Sanrio, Hello Kitty is a human girl in a perpetual state of being a 3rd grader. I know this will come as a shock to some of you, breath deeply into a paper bag if needed.

Some other facts:

• She’s British.

• She is a Scorpio.

• She loves apple pie.

• She has a twin sister, and is a perpetual third-grader.

• Her actual name is Kitty White.

How will I explain this to Rosie?

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