Zoomed In: My Macro Obsession

Zoomed In: My Macro Obsession

I love to pretend that I'm an actual photographer. I say pretend, because in reality, the only things I know about the act of photography are from YouTube tutorials. I use a 55mm Nikon D3400 DSLR that's about 3 years old and was on sale at Costco for around $700, and I have a small [...]

“Micro” May Mean “Small,” But Microaggressions Have A Large Impact

“Micro” May Mean “Small,” But Microaggressions Have A Large Impact

Let's talk microagressions. What Is A Microaggression? A recent article on NPR defined microagression as, "veiled, everyday instances of racism, homophobia, sexism (and more) that you see in the world. Sometimes it's an insult, other times it's an errant comment or gesture." (This article is very informative, and I highly recommend that you give it [...]

Minimalist Book Journey: Will I Ever Go Back to Paperback?

Minimalist Book Journey: Will I Ever Go Back to Paperback?

I've just finished reading my first paperback book in a very long time, and it was WONDERFUL! I'm an avid reader, and one of the things that I downsized during my minimalist journey was my extensive book collection. Like any good nerd, I amassed a collection of books that were some of my prized possessions, [...]

Learning to Focus on Process instead of Production

Learning to Focus on Process instead of Production

Our self-worth tends to get tangled up in what we can produce. Like a lot of people, I constantly feel like I need to produce something. I need to have some indication that I have used my time "wisely" by having a product to show for it. Whether that "product" is a piece of art, [...]