In order that people may be happy

In 1851 John Ruskin* said:

In order that people may be happy at work, these three things are needed:
They must be fit for it, they must not do too much of it, and they must have a sense of success in it.

*John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist.

Does it help?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Abso-effing-lutely | No Comments

Okay, you know how you feel, what you need, what you want…

This next thing you’re going to do or say: Does it help you get closer to that?

~ Seth Godin

So much T-H-I-S

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Mic drop!

Mel Robbins:

If you’re still agonizing over “finding” your passion, let’s start by changing the word “find.”

Passion is not something you find — it’s something you feel. I explain more in the video.

Watch it here>>

Photo by Bruce Christianson on Unsplash

Remember when frontend was fun?

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Abso-effing-lutely, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

Go here. So many LOLZ! Thank you so much Sara Vieira for making this real!

Media out of balance

Via Seth Godin:

Successful media (let’s define ‘successful’ as media that can make a difference, make a connection and possibly make a living) has four elements:



Trust and


Too often, particularly online, people just worry about the first one.

It’s a race to go viral, to go low, to make a bunch of noise. The quick hit, the shortcut, the inflammation.

But attention is insufficient.

Enrollment means that your audience wants to go where you’re going.

Trust earns you the benefit of the doubt.

And permission means you don’t have to begin from scratch every time. You’ve earned some attention. The privilege of delivering anticipated, personal and relevant messages over time.

Photo by Rachael Crowe on Unsplash

An actual thing that actually happened

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Abso-effing-lutely, Creatives I admire | No Comments

It is time you discovered the brilliance of Tim Urban and Andrew Finn’s Wait But Why: New Post Every Sometimes. Start with the FAQs on the About page then go directly to this>>