February 27, 2021

An experienced beginner

When was the last time you felt like a beginner? Maybe it was when you started a new hobby. Two years ago, I decided I was going to learn drums. It was a childhood dream that I could only fulfill now in my early 30s. Besides the initial monetary investment (which, with drumming, is always high), other interesting objections started to ...
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February 25, 2021

Clubhouse is a tourist trap

I joined Clubhouse because I hated it so much without ever using it. iPhone-only? Audio-only? Densely populated by VC-energy? That sounded like a nightmare to me. But I noticed I was judging the app and its experience before even installing it, which is the kind of incongruence I don't like to hold for too long. So I joined the club. I...
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February 24, 2021

The mental health talk we're not talking about

I'm so glad we're more open to discussing mental health topics. It was almost a forbidden topic in my family (we didn't know how to talk about it) or at work (it wasn't a "workplace" problem). Still, it feels like we're throwing "mental health" everywhere, like when we learn a cool new word in a new language and wanna hang out with the...
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February 23, 2021

I'm not used to be "out there" anymore but here's a podcast episode about Latinxs who design

I tend to act shy, but that rarely impeded me from doing things I was uncomfortable with if they seemed important: public speaking, teaching, sharing my opinions, activism, and even asking for help. But since I quit Twitter and Instagram — services I used for more than ten years — I noticed that my relating with others changed in a sub...
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February 22, 2021

What is Trash in the Attic? (a World version)

I don't know yet. Initially, it was an experiment with art-direction and unstructured writing. Then it became a mono-band idea. Then I don't have time for that sort of thing — I'm working, I'm playing drums, I'm enjoying the icy weather, I'm entrenched in life. So let's enjoy this first, and maybe only, message. Let's stare at it, on i...
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