Your blender is about to turn purple

Earlier this month Pantone selected its Color of the Year for 2014: "Radiant Orchid," or 18-3224 in the Pantone color-specifying system that prevents designers from having to say, "It's a kind of purpley lavender... No, not that bright." This business of selecting colors may strike normal people as complete horse hockey, but I am pretty... Continue Reading →

My desk was in an Angelina Jolie movie

Back in 2007, Michael Winterbottom filmed parts of a movie in and around Austin. The film was "A Mighty Heart," in which Angelina Jolie plays the wife of kidnapped journalist Daniel Pearl, and the Austin American-Statesman co-stars as a Wall Street Journal bureau. Us Statesfolk were reminiscing about this last week, and I thought y'all... Continue Reading →

Gaslighting: ‘You’re just too sensitive.’

Thanks to the website Jezebel.com, which I highly recommend unless you dislike occasional comic vulgarity, twice recently I've come across the term "gaslighting." In reading up on it, I've decided that it's a term that should be known to everybody who's ever heard, and everybody who's ever said, "You're too sensitive. You're overreacting. You're just... Continue Reading →

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