Peter Durand

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Wacom Bug-Eyed Portrait

In Art, Facilitation, Innovation, Journal on April 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm

First experiment with new Wacom Intuos4 tablet. Bug-eyed self... on Twitpic

Playing with our new Wacom Intuos 4 tablet to get used to all the clicks and taps required to be facile. The form factor is very nice, sleek, soothing.

I am ramping up for Remote Graphic Capture now that getting together for facilitated events is (a) cost-prohibitive and (b) bad epidemiological hygiene. As long as the electricity stays on, we’re set.

Did this whilst listening to Kurt Anderson’s Studio 360 on creative career change and good things from Mexico (music!).


In Search of the Perfect Personal Data Collection Application

In Health, Innovation, Journal on April 7, 2009 at 11:00 am
Did Buddha have a scale?

Did Buddha have a scale?

PHOTO: Modern ceramic pop art. Peter Durand (c) copyright 2008

So, anyway, I try to weigh myself every morning.

Like many men approaching the tail end of my 30s, I am trying to lose weight. According to the official BMI calculator, I am obese, defined as BMI 30.0 or greater. Well, barely obese (I am 30 even!).

Alas, I am trying to make a concerted effort to eat right, read up on nutrition, turn down seconds, cut down on a bad pizza and coffee habit… anything to stave off the prospect of aging, developing diabetes, and (God Forbid!) cancer.

Well, you know, anything within reason.

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Shalom, Gatlinburg.

In Ecology, Journal on April 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm
Field Painting

Field Painting

Back at the house by the creek, the older men are debriefing the End Times. It is no conversation for fathers of young children.

Instead, I am in the field nearby, admiring the carpet of plants, which, to me, have no names.

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