Violin: A Love Poem to the City of OrangesAdventure, airbnb, backpacker, Backpacking, City Guide, Culture, Europe, history, networking, Poetry, Road Trip, Spain, Travel, travel writing, travelblog, writingArt, backpacker, Backpacking, bohemian, design, eruopean, eurail, euro trip, gypsy, inspiration, journalism, journalist, literary, literature, memoir, news, personal essay, poet, Poetry, prosaic, prose, romani, songwriting, Spain, travel, travel spain, travel writer, travelblog, travelblogging, Traveling, vacation, vagabond, valencia, valencian, visit spain, writers life, writerslife, Writing
Bohemian nights in Valencia where the gypsies shred violins into the coming dark “Rhythmic swells reverberate trough my lungs. The back streets of Valencia. Back street Europe. Romani enclaves and gypsy parts of town. We’ll sit here in the Plaça de la Virgen with our stiff sangria, smartly bashful in red-faced delerium. For it is Spring…
The Mascots that Made Us: From Tony the Tiger, to Pikachu.Adventure, aesthetic theory, aesthetics, anthropology, Art, Backpacking, branding, breakfast cereal, captain crunch, celebrity, cereal, cereals, count chocula, critical media, critical theory, cultural studies, culture, game studies, History, human psychology, inspiration, Japanese mascots, king vitamin, literary, literature, marketing, mascot, mascots, media studies, media theory, new media, new media studies, philosophy, Poem, poet, Poetry, rhetoric studies, rhetorical studies, storytelling, travel, ui, ur, Ux, writers life, Writing
As a media studies scholar and cereal addict, I find popular culture mascots such as Tony the Tiger and the King Vitamin (my all time fav, second only to Count Chocula) to be fascinating examples of how branding and marketing are used to create narratives that capture the attention and loyalty of audiences.
Pods and Inspiration (Or, How I Remained Sane in the Grips of 2020)
Despite the myriad distractions of the modern world, the noise pollution, and all those 21st-century distractions, we are extremely fortunate to live in the Age of Information. I don’t know about you but I for one am prone to info-overload with a somewhat sadistic habit of opening dozens of browsers, windows which I proceed to…