Category Archives: books

Remembering John Perry Barlow

It was John Perry Barlow’s birthday on Thursday— his first one since dying earlier this year. Some might consider this post would have been more timely if posted two days ago, but I kinda figure death eliminates time entirely, especially … Continue reading

Posted in books, creativity, songs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

5 Folks I Follow

Admittedly I am an amateur in my endeavors in creativity. That’s why I look to others for inspiration and guidance. Here’s 5 of my favorite creative people I follow — take a look, and maybe you wan to follow them, … Continue reading

Posted in books, Buller, creativity, doodle, visual thinking | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free Stuff

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Sure, there are some give-aways you wish you had never gotten and unsolicited junk mail samples galore. But there are indeed genuine free resources out there, and here’s a list of a few of them. Let’s … Continue reading

Posted in art, books, Buller, list, music, poetry, reading | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Triple Bill for the Weekend

Whiling away the weekend, I thought maybe I’d share a threesome of recent pleasures for your weekend entertainment: some music, a movie, and a book that have recently tickled my fancy. Blue Mountain The Grateful Dead’s perennial kid, Bob Weir,  has aged … Continue reading

Posted in books, Buller, Movies, music, musicians | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Flew Over a Great Notion

or, Sometimes a Cuckoo Nest… Today would have been Ken Kesey’s birthday, so my twisted title pays tribute to his best known works, his debut novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the second novel, Sometimes A Great Notion. Lots … Continue reading

Posted in books, Buller, fiction, storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Casa Dexter Bulletin Board

Confession: most of my blog entries are not actually written on the Back Porch. Oh, sure, I start out there sometimes, making notes or outlines, but almost all of the writing actually takes place inside at my desk. I tipped you off to that … Continue reading

Posted in books, Buller, Casa Dexter, creativity, crowdfunding, Movies, vacation, video, youtube | Leave a comment

SXSWedu 2016: 2 Angles on Storytelling

Storytelling powers our most engaging experiences — learning is just another example. Here are my doodles from a couple of SXSWedu 2016 sessions centering on storytelling, along with a few added notes. Creating Viral-Worthy Creative Classroom Content How can you create … Continue reading

Posted in anecdotes, books, Buller, children, community, doodle, education, Learning, storytelling, SXSW, video | Tagged , , | Leave a comment