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Follow Your North Star

This past month has been one where I’ve felt a little lost, even while I felt like I knew exactly where I was going. I did all the ‘right’ things; crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s but I felt a little empty and inadequate at the end of every day. Too much on my plate and no brakes to say ‘no.’ I was sorry every week to miss the opportunity to say ‘Hey’ to you guys.

Don’t Fear the Egg

This week has been cold and rainy and a little grey. And this is the week that Annie, our giant chicken, laid her first egg. It was a little alarming for her and her chicken friend, Lucy and they clucked the whole time.

Love Thy Frickin’ Self

I woke up this morning a little under the weather and the urge to stay in, under covers and just be. And here I am typing away at you guys. That’s cause I’m being led down a rabbit hole – a helpful one and have an urge to share.

Tech Tip: iPhone Precision Keyboard Cursor

Selecting text on my iPhone has always been frustrating, but it’s been especially so since they stopped magnifying the text when you long press it. What I didn’t know, until recently, is that Apple updated the way the cursor works in iOS 12 — two years ago!

Ants vs Owl

None of us is the yogi on the mountain or the unflappable guru. We’ve got lives and reactions to life, families, businesses, emergencies and troubles.

Tech Tip: Remove Text Formatting in Windows

Do you ever have a need to remove formatting from text before pasting it into Word or some other document software? I do this all the time in my design work, and I needed a way to do this in Windows 10.

Design Story: Surgical Menus

The surgical department at Loma Linda University Medical Center needed to provide recovering surgical patients with menus specific to their needs.

Watercolor Meditation

Take some time and find a leaf, flower or a photo that sparks joy or interest.

Tech Tip: Windows Startup Folder

Last week I found a script that allowed me to set my mouse in Windows 10 to reverse scroll. The only issue was that I had to manually run it every time I started my computer, so I went looking for a solution for that, and I’ve found it!

Tech Tip: Reverse Mouse Scroll in Windows

Do you work in both Windows and Mac like I do? If so, you might be frustrated that there’s no built-in way to reverse mouse scrolling in Windows without going through the Registry — which, just no, I’m not looking to accidentally brick my computer just for that.

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