Book Recommendation: From Word to Kindle by Aaron Shepard

Something a little simpler in my recommendations, a single book rather than a whole author. From Word to Kindle by Aaron Shepard is a book I bought in desperation when it came to finally uploading my novel from Word to the Kindle store. I ordered it and a month later I was published and approved. … Continue reading Book Recommendation: From Word to Kindle by Aaron Shepard

Kintsugi & The Little Marks of Life

Another Japanese concept I recently learned about is Kintsugi, translated this means golden joinery. A simple web search will show broken pottery repaired with gold. It makes for very attractive stoneware but its very easy to miss that it celebrates the breakages as being part of the history of the pot. Its something people sometimes … Continue reading Kintsugi & The Little Marks of Life

Wabi-Sabi The Antithesis of OCD

I recently learned of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. It essentially means an acceptance of imperfection, incompleteness or impermanence in regards to beauty. You may find pottery or furniture made to deliberately be imperfect. The West and their influence has been to celebrate perfection. We see this in everything from design to fashion. We now … Continue reading Wabi-Sabi The Antithesis of OCD