Because We Need Something To Complain About, Right?
April 28th, 2013 by Mitchell Sahlfeld
“The last thing we want while walking down the street is to be shamed for our breakfast choices.”
You should reread that sentence. And then again. And maybe one more time. Take it in. Think about it. Mull it over in your head. Are you as dumbfounded as I? This can’t be a serious sentence, written seriously for a serious website.
But it is. It sits as the first sentence of this article on the Huffington Post.
Moral Responsibility and Maturity
March 30th, 2013 by Mitchell Sahlfeld
Reaching “Maturity” can be a hard thing to explain. However, it is worthwhile to attempt to, seeing as how it is an important concept in our social way of living. Involving conduct, perspective, and our philosophy about the world, maturity entails a person who has “come into their own” so to speak.
Connected to the very core of maturity lies responsibility. You may have been a youngin’ when your father or mother sat you down and proclaimed you were old enough to understand the notion of what it means to be responsible for your actions and that as a big boy or big girl you need to take up that responsibility. That may have just been a clever ploy to allow them to feel okay about punishing you now but typically there are wholesome reasons too.
What I Learned From Designing My Own Website
December 30th, 2012 by Mitchell Sahlfeld
If you have even an inkling of interest in designing your own project from scratch I would recommend moving fast and furiously towards making that project come to life.
I recently re-designed Enduring Learner using nothing but a skeleton theme supplied by CSS-Trick.com‘s Chris Coyier. His site should be bookmarked by any passionate Designer of things Web.
I reflected upon the process of my work and realized certain things along the way that apply to all projects, not just those involving web design.
The Don Draper Method of Productivity
December 11th, 2012 by Mitchell Sahlfeld
I’ll admit it. I’m behind the times. But thanks to Netflix I am able to catch up on a bunch of TV series that I’ve been missing out on, the most significant right now being Mad Men.
I can now see why there is such a buzz about the show with most of it centering around Donald Draper, the main character. Whenever I watch shows like this I am always curious as to what makes a character like him a truly memorable one.
It could be the charisma. The charm. The creativity. Mostly, though, I think it’s his mysteriousness.
So many scenes are finished with the viewer wondering, “What’s going on in that handsome head of his?”
If Draper is actually productive in daily routine, we wouldn’t know it. The show doesn’t go deeply into what he does in his office for work other than three main activities.