Typography & Lavender

The scent of lavender can alleviate a fraction of the stress from our daily lives. From work to traffic, there are many triggers during an average day to cause anxiety, and aromatherapy is a natural solution.  According to Healthline, “lavender is most commonly used in aromatherapy. The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believedContinue reading “Typography & Lavender”

Mimicking Abstraction

For years, I have wanted to learn how to use Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. I mostly wanted to learn how to create the beautiful graphics that I see on the Internet and social media. This week I explored Adobe Illustrator to replicate an abstract painting. I chose Illustrator because I was slightly familiar with theContinue reading “Mimicking Abstraction”

The Most Powerful Photos of 2010-2019

At the end of every year, I enjoy looking at all of the compelling photos taken throughout the year, but since it is 2019, I decided to look back at the last ten years.  Here is a Patcha Cutcha presentation highlighting the top 20 powerful photos that show war, terrorism, shootings, politics, and hope.  Many adverse eventsContinue reading “The Most Powerful Photos of 2010-2019”

My father refuses to believe in climate change: I wanted to understand why

For years, I have been having this battle with my father. He simply refuses to believe in climate change. I have shown him articles, documents, statements, studies, testimonies, and anything that I could think of to convince him of its existence.  After one particularly heated argument in October of 2019, I decided to research whyContinue reading “My father refuses to believe in climate change: I wanted to understand why”

The Role of the Audience

A Paradox William Zinsser, the author of On Writing Well, says that there is only one person you should write for, and that is yourself. It is your job to please yourself first, then worry about the reader (Zinsser, 2006). This is a true statement in a perfect world, but in reality, it is not. InContinue reading “The Role of the Audience”

Readable Content Online

What is readable content online? The process of writing is not fun. It takes time and effort to come up with an acceptable piece of writing. Editing, rewording, and reorganization takes hours of work after the initial writing is made. Much writing is cluttered, exaggerated, and unclear (Zinsser, 2006). Inexperienced writers may use big wordsContinue reading “Readable Content Online”