Cool Stuff

This is my links page–reserved only for people and things I truly appreciate or for those who’ve done me a solid. They’re not paying me to be linked.

Hi + Hello Photography

I’ve known Maryam for a long time now (oddly enough we met through a car forum when she still lived in the Dallas area) and she’s a fantastic photographer. In fact, most of the pictures of me on this site she took… and somehow made me look awesome. If you’re in the Bay Area and need a photog, get in touch with her pronto.

Lit Reactor

An amazing resource for anyone who’s ever thought about writing. There are craft essays by badass writers, forums, critique options, and online classes. I’ve taken a couple. They’re incredibly useful.

NaNoWriMo

One of the toughest things I’ve experienced trying to be a writer is getting out of edit mode when I’m writing a draft. The NaNoWriMo challenge each year in November is to write 50,000 words with reckless abandon. Ignore that internal editor completely. It’s a supportive online community and they’ve expanded way beyond writing oblivion every November.

The Mom Complex

I listened to the founder of this marketing agency in December of 2013 speak about motherhood. I was on a work trip, feeling guilty about being so far away from my 3 year old and 10 month old at the time. The aim of the company is to bring the truth back to marketing about “mom products” and embrace some honesty instead of trying to always act like we have it all together (we don’t–none of us). If nothing else, read Katherine Wintsch’s blog In All Honesty. It’s sincere and witty. I wish her and her company continued success.

Being Ginger

A friend of mine from high school, Scott Harris, was brave enough to take a big risk in his life and follow his passion for film. Being Ginger is his debut–a very personal story about his quest to find love, despite his red hair. I mean that in a tongue in cheek manner, of course, but it’s a very good look at simple genetic characteristics and how they can have great influence over one’s life. Also be sure to check out his follow up, currently in progress, An American Ginger in Paris. I proudly backed both these films on Kickstarter.

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