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John Miedema
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Sketch Art & Short Essays
Sketch Art & Short Essays

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Ten years ago I was writing book reviews online and liked to insert a book cover image in the webpage. I would download a cover image from Amazon and link back to the Amazon page. This practice was encouraged by Amazon; it was good for sales. Amazon was…

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What would your book’s cover look like? Set aside that you have not written a book, there is a book in everyone. You must choose a cover. What does it look like? I suppose this question is like asking what your face would look like if you could pick it.…

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Reading is a lamp of knowledge, illuminating the darkness of ignorance. Reading belongs to the eyes. Visual processing takes up about a third of our cortex. Reading braille also requires activating the visual area. It begins with the book cover in the…

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Sit around a dinner table and share a meal. Draw chairs near the fire to speak slow and long into the night. Gaze into each other’s eyes cuddled under blankets. Face to face, that’s knowledge. Prima facie is Latin for at first face or at first appearance.…

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One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. 

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I promised code. After Reading is an assembly of many content types, including essays, memoir, book reviews, images, and … code. Lila is the concept that I am coding in steps. Lila will take on an increasing role as this series progresses. I have just…

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Neurotribes : The Legacy Of Autism And The Future Of NeurodiversitySilberman, Steve; Avery 2015WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder I had just became comfortable with calling myself an introvert when I discovered Steve Silberman’s book,…

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The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert WorldMarti Olsen Laney; Workman Publishing Company 2002WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder ”I’m not an introvert. I like people.” It is a common misconception. We are all social beings, but…

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Close to the machine: technophilia and its discontents : a memoirEllen Ullman; City Lights Books 1997WorldCat•Read Online•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder [Originally posted on this site on 2011-01-15] Ten years ago I took my first real job as a…
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