Posts By: Hawthorn Mineart

2015-02-09 Recently Read

Subtraction: Color Grading Movies How digital color manipulation of a movie can drastically change the tone and meaning of the subject. The Morning News: The Books A long and fun essay on the subject of a couple combining their library after having lived together for sometime. One of the things Stephanie and I have never

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2015-01-29 Recently Read

Grantland: How ‘Selma’ Got Smeared As a member of more than one marginalized group of people, I can attest that these sorts of conversations with allies happen all the time wherein the needs of the marginalized group end up being subservient to the plans of their allies, who have more power and are able to

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Werner Herzog: Develop your own voice

Via Jason Kottke: 24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog Paul Cronin’s book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a list of advice for filmmakers that doubles as general purpose life advice. 1. Always take

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Recently Read: Preserving Artist Mary Nohl’s Home

Via Hyperallergic: A Single Woman Is a Witch: Battling to Save the Art Environment of Mary Nohl Over a period of 50 years, the artist Mary Nohl transformed her yard as well as the interior and exterior of her cottage into an environment that stands in conversation with the surrounding land, lake, and her childhood

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Myers-Briggs Personality Test Result

I don’t remember getting this test result in the past, but I’d have to search my Facebook timeline for the last time I took it to see. Who knows how long that test page will be around, so I’m copying the whole INFP results here: INFP PERSONALITY INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for

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Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art available for download

The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler art galleries put more than 40,000 works of art online that are downloadable for non-commercial artistic purposes. With a new year, the Freer|Sackler launches a new initiative: Open F|S. We’ve digitized our entire collection and today, we’re making it available to the public. That’s thousands of works now ready for you to

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Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulins

Song writer Woody Guthrie’s new years resolutions as written in his journal for the year 1942. #19 is my particular favorite. Transcript NEW YEAR’S RULIN’S WORK MORE AND BETTER WORK BY A SCHEDULE WASH TEETH IF ANY SHAVE TAKE BATH EAT GOOD – FRUIT – VEGETABLES – MILK DRINK VERY SCANT IF ANY WRITE A

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2015

My theme for 2015 will be “Simplicity.” My goal to shed clutter in all areas – streamlining, simplifying, focusing on the important and finding a state of zen. Some things I hope I can accomplish: Be more active – painting, cleaning, organizing and discarding are activities that will help. Finish writing and figure out how

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2014 Year in Review

For our household, the year 2014 was overshadowed by Stephanie’s mother passing away in mid-May from cancer. She didn’t want an obituary, funeral or memorial service, but I’m unable to let go of the year without acknowledging the kind of person she was. This song makes me think of her. Stephanie’s mom was well-read and

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Annual “Best of” Lists for 2014

A small selection of “best of” lists from 2014. The Man Booker Prize – 2014 Finalists — awarded to The Narrow Road to the Deep North: A novel by Richard Flanagan Pulitzer Prize – The 2014 Winners Fiction Finalists — Awarded to The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt Newbery Medal Award 2014 Finalists —

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner

This is my fourth consecutive win. It sort of feels a little less-satisfying that the others. For one thing, I’m writing something that’s intensely personal, so I kind of felt pretty drained by it. Also, there was a lot of research involved because it’s historical fiction, so even when I wasn’t writing, the topic was

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The Naming of Cats

by T. S. Eliot The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn’t just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES. First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily, Such as

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed to memorialize people killed by prejudice against transgender and gender-variant people. It also raises public awareness of hate crimes committed against transgender people – an action the media doesn’t do well, as we saw during the reporting of Indianapolis resident Ashley Sherman’s death. Day of Remembrance publicly identifies (where

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Book Cover and Current Word Count

The working cover I made for my 2014 NaNoWriMo novel. (Spoiler alert: some words might not actually be true.) Also, a handy graphic that updates with my word count so you can see what I’ve got going. I’m at 8670 words, above word count for day 4, and I have a pretty good idea what’s

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