Show and Tell


Today I want to share a couple of recently completed projects. Above is a special issue of Texas Highways magazine, produced for the 100th anniversary of the Texas Department of Transportation. My role was to research and locate historical photos in the agency’s archives. This was my third project that has involved the history of Texas highways and the agency and I hope it won’t be the last. I love working in their archives, and it was especially fun to use what I’d learned from past projects to find rare photos that would be new to readers. The magazine turned out beautifully!

The second project is a white paper I wrote last month for my great client Hart Intercivic, which manufacturers voting equipment. The white paper is a guide for localities planning to purchase new voting systems, a huge commitment that is made only once every decade or so. It was very interesting to learn about this topic and I’m very happy to report how pleased the client was. Check it out: Voting System Procurement Prep: 4 Steps to an Informed Choice.

Since the first of the year I’ve been working on eliminating distractions and getting back to long blocks of time for creativity. One thing that is starting to help is meditating. I’m using an app called Headspace with 10-minute guided meditations that I like very much. It’s starting to help me become more aware of my state of mind and all the distractions such as social media, and bring focus back to the matter at hand. Baby steps…

Today’s laugh:


Today’s links:

Lessons in Creativity and Innovation from the Mad Scientist Named Tesla
Democracy on Rails

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