Are you really going to post that?

in Other Stuff, Reflections, Technology

In June, I attended my sister’s wedding back home in my hometown of Greenfield, Mass. It was a great event and I got to see many old friends and family. Several guests were also Facebook “friends” of mine, but to be honest I had forgotten because they are virtually inactive. In talking with them, I […]

DMWAustin . What’s in a name?

in Design, Other Stuff, Reflections

I frequently get asked about the name DMWAustin . What does it mean? Where does it come from? The name DMWAustin emerged a decade ago when I was a doctoral student at Saybrook University. I was interested in starting my own consulting practice and I couldn’t stomach calling it Williams & Associates or some other […]

20 Day Challenge Day 16 – Reaching Out to Strangers

in Other Stuff, Reflections

Greenfield, MA Natives – Penn Jillette & Dave Williams Years ago, a dear friend of mine wanted to apply to Physician Assistant programs. She had a non-medical related bachelors and was working as an EMT for an urban 911 organization to gain experience. She felt she needed a physician recommendation to complement her application. I […]

It Is Not The Critic

in Reflections

It is Not the Critic It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and […]

Standardized Symbols – Laundry Care Labels

in Reflections

  Have you ever paid attention to the labels on your clothes? Every garment you own comes with a care label: dry clean only, wash cold, tumble dry, etc. It’s there as a guide, aimed to help you clean your clothing properly and not do something that might shrink, damage, or alter it. I’ve done all three! […]