Tag: conversation

Zooms

M. on a call yesterday said, ‘You were the person who told me about zoom. And now it’s the most important thing in the world.’ M. likes to make a drama out of things, and I like that about M. Also on our call was C. I got to know both of them over a […]

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Protected: Dear Athens:

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A work in progress

I remember on the road last year with Boss, in Vietnam, that we got a copy somehow of a short book by Hemingway called A Moveable Feast. Aside from the chauvinism and racism inherent in all things Hemingway, there was some really great dialogue. And a scene where Fitzgerald and Hemingway are in a room […]

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Protected: ‘Only a person who risks is free’

Protected: ‘Only a person who risks is free’

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Protected: Reconnexion

Protected: Reconnexion

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20 Years

It’s going to be 20 years, next year, since the events of my first book, The Elopement. Which, surprising everyone (especially me), got some actual press and accolades the very week it was launched on the internet. I know that’s an unusual thing to happen, but in those days (eight years ago) I was in […]

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Protected: ‘Everything ends.. so new things can begin:’ W <3

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July | Papers

‘Papers’ is a four-person international conversation, with depth and substance, in the cloud. We have 1 spot for July. Care to learn more ? Here’s a link.. https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/July-Papers–A2SxQSYgd~oTL8E28NgieDw9Ag-6s1wbh2NpCaUZlKwChrOv Stay safe. DK

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Protected: Dear あ

Protected: Dear あ

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A new chapter. (Again).

This is fun. I have just gotten the green light on a thing, and I’m going to move forward with it. In the morning. Today I’m just gathering things, getting ready for it. The things, to come. Can’t wait to get started, but also, relishing this particular moment of in-between. Here I am, wrapping a […]

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#81

Sharing ideas, celebrating quality, and continuing to inquire. Together. I care. About those things. That’s Kismuth. That’s DK. That’s me. Letting go, lately, of the things that get in the way of these goals. Who cares if everyone ‘likes’ it? I like it, and that’s good enough. Issue #81 celebrates that exact attitude. I met DN. […]

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#80

Wrote about it! My closest collaborator in S P A C E, Michael Bridgett, Jr., and I talked in the cloud and got this issue organized. It’s called ‘Continuous Partial…’ Hang on. Right, okay, found it. S P C | Sài Gòn, ‘Continuous Partial Attention’ Here’s a link. https://designkompany.com/issue-80/ Thanks! &nbsp Loading…

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A random encounter, part 9,999

Today I went for a little wander and wound up discovering the best place to sit and peoplewatch–that has aircon. Normally, I prefer outdoors, the sidewalks, the street life, but it’s just really, really hot today, and midday is the hottest, and due to some various things, I needed to be out and so, I […]

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‘Then what you are undergoes a transformation’

This is an update to an earlier note to myself, about one of the things I’d found and read that had moved me, quite, in 2017. The book was a gift. It came from a guest at one of our events in London, 2016. I had no idea, at the time, just how important it […]

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Protected: Dear Millennial, Signed Gen X

Protected: Dear Millennial, Signed Gen X

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‘Virgo’

The lead story for this issue of S P C is called ‘Virgo.’ It’s part of a series of ‘zines’ for DK’s S P C that are specifically about Finland. And are fiction works. New genre for me. I was all over the place with memoir, and then, its natural segue, creative nonfiction, from 2012-2019. […]

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Of two philosophies

Of two philosophies

I got into a long-winded conversation yesterday afternoon that turned into a two-minute, tight summary this morning about the topic of ‘letting it flow,’ versus designing structures for things so that stuff actually happens in a way that’s semi-intentional. I mean, I’m not all about the boxes and making stuff go into the boxes, or […]

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#79

A fun, light and packed issue on type design. Thai type. DK interviews typeface designer Pilar Cano in Issue #79 of Design Kompany‘s weekly e-zine, S P A C E. Totally one of my favorites, and that’s probably because it was so interactive. Making it, also, adding a side story from Sahrah Boeck, whose expert dual language […]

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Realities of nomadism in the new era of COVID19

My amazing visa-help friends, well I think of them as friends, lol, since they got me out of a pinch in March, they are online, and I think, they are going to help me, if they can, I mean if the government says it is cool to extend again and again and again. I mean, […]

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Protected: Plot

Protected: Plot

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#78

This is what is happening in the space of S P C. A co-created issue is coming into shape, thanks to our real life conversation circle in *Secret Location*. Where it is about to pour, and I mean, seriously. I better go and post this before we lose the wifi. Lightning, all that, is coming. […]

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Protected: Setting

Protected: Setting

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#75

This week at DK.. Issue #75. Loading…

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Protected: Risk

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Protected: Unslowly

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Protected: Papers | Seattle

Protected: Papers | Seattle

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Protected: ‘Because they’re just… *fake*. End of story.’

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Serendipities

A new beginning. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serendipities-registration-day-tickets-104810769834  

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Link | ‘Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers’

Research day. Lots of new stories hanging around, in the cloud. Visiting them, giving them time. Focusing on the character development, narrative arc, the things one does when one gets more serious and needs to put structure to things. Noticed a pattern: narcissism. Found this link quite useful, for reference, and also becoming aware of […]

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A new beginning

S P C is finished. Well. That was quite a journey. Papers begins. Today. Welcome to those who are part of it. I appreciate your trust and here we are. And here we go. Check your inbox..

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Protected: 結果が後からついて来る

Protected: 結果が後からついて来る

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#72

Issue #72. S P C | In the Cloud, ‘Special Edition: “There is No Next Time”‘. For guests of Papers. Waitlist  

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#71

Issue #71 of our mini-mag, S P C, is called S P C | The 4th Dimension, ‘Papers.’ It’s part of a suite of materials we are sending out for Orientation to the Interactive Papers Project. Almost ready. Starts 1 May.

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Protected: 1 May | Papers

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Link | ‘…America is a failed experiment’ by Donald E. Collins

This. ‘But, just like with American narcissism, American racism has grown from the same toxic soil that combines greed and a craving for power with a total disregard for whole swaths of humanity.’ My latest, courtesy of @AJEnglish: “America Isn’t Just A Failing State, It Is a Failed Experiment”https://t.co/2aFwB7Vie6 — Donald Earl Collins (@decollins1969) April […]

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Quiet Space

If you are reading, and wondering, ‘Where are the emails from Kismuth’s newsletters and stuff like that?’ The answer is: I stopped writing them. Cause lately, I’m doing other stuff that is where I give my full focus, and heightened attention. Yup. Everything else? [deleted]

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#68

Yesterday in S P C, I re-published one of my favorite issues. It’s the one that inspired lots and lots of new thinking, because it was a conversation that started in real life that led to a collaboration in the cloud. The cover illustration here is by Nils don Sihvola. ‘Digital visual arts–digital SLR and […]

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