Big goals should not scare us. Failing should not scare us, either. With failing, we learn and get better. With goals, we have direction and a challenge to push us to excel. My goals are insanely huge. My life experience over the last few decades has not only prepared me for this, but has given … More Statement of Purpose: Rod Martin, Jr.
If you have your own website, whether it’s hosted professionally, or it’s a freebie, it’s nice to have a certain amount of easy programmability. On WordPress sites, for instance, we might see a sidebar next to our articles. For beginners, this sidebar will likely remain unchanging. It might contain a search input textbox, a list … More Conditional Sidebar Widgets – Making a Website More Flexible
Matching Patterns Everything in the universe is connected in one fashion or another. There are repeating patterns from the microscopic scale to the universal. Neuron connections in the brain look surprisingly like universal clusters of galaxies. Spiral shells of the Nautilus look hauntingly similar to other spirals in nature, including the shapes of spiral galaxies. … More Creativity, Science and Math
I love being creative. It’s what I live for. Channeling all that creative energy has remained a challenge. I’ve made mistakes; some big ones. But I don’t regret any of it. All of it has been a richly rewarding, learning experience. In this article, I discuss my current projects and the arc of my own … More Creativity, Internet, Websites, Books, Software and Videos… Oh, My!
How did a nobody get a category #1 Bestseller on Amazon. Surprising elements of my success on Climate Basics: Nothing to Fear. … More My #1 Bestseller: Climate Basics. Elements of My Success
I’ve always loved movies—how the music, special effects, dialog, characters and settings created a new universe for us to explore. Ever since I discovered Camtasia, I’ve been like a kid in a candy store. I can’t get enough. As a creative outlet, I can be found sitting in front of this software for hours on … More Creating slick videos with Camtasia
Art quality is something that has concerned me since 1953. That’s when I first started drawing with an eye at capturing the feeling and detail of my subject. I was 3 years old. Being married comes with some interesting responsibilities that touch on this “art quality” topic. One of those responsibilities is going with the … More Art Quality — Discerning Excellence in a Fast Food World