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Writing

How to plant bulbs

It is vitally important to choose the right autumn day for planting. The best days are chilly and a little drizzly with occasional sun breaks. Don’t wear a rain jacket, but do wear a warm sweater and comfy garden gloves. Use a bulb planter, the kind that makes a perfect hole in the soil. Choose […]

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Design

Telling your design story to someone

I’ve been coming up with design journal prompts for my interactive web design class. I sorta liked this one and wanted to share and document. When we design, we are telling a story. We tell it through visuals, through content, and through the paths we lead our viewers on. When we can imagine a viewer […]

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Art

Questions from a student

A student from a part term at PSU asked me a few questions about web design vs web development. I thought I’d share!Here’s my response to their questions: Hi Alanna!I hope you are doing well during all of this craziness!I am trying to pursue web design a bit more, and there is so much to […]

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Writing

Happy 90th Birthday Dad

Would you ever believe what. crazy world we live in now? It is truly a mad, mad, mad world. Having lived through the end of the depression and world war ii, the korean war, the civil rights movement, and so much more, you never told me how “normal” apocalyptic times would feel. They probably just […]

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Education

A Letter to my students

Hi Students, I have some important thoughts to share with all of you.  So… I just turned in the final grades. You all pulled off what I didn’t think was possible under the circumstances. I’m completely blown away. A little bit nervous too, and really touched by all of the kind words that you’ve been sending […]

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Writing

More Good News

Dang it, life is so overwhelming. And I want to start writing in this thing every day. But I feel like I’m on a hamster wheel. I’m pretty sure the hamster wheel would allow me 5 minutes for a blog post. So yeah let’s do this thing. This morning, I looked at my email and […]

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Education | Tech

Supporting Students During Covid-19

I posted this article on Medium. About a month ago I presented slides to educators at my code school about how to support students during the pandemic. I got a lot of good feedback so I wanted to share them further. Here’s the sideshow. Some key points from the article: Acknowledge that we aren’t just […]

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