Author Archives: Kay Stoner

About Kay Stoner

Inventor, coder, ux designer. Writer and independent publisher.

Springing the language traps

On my weekly Sunday morning walk, I thought about language, jargon, and conceptual “containers” we use to wrap up seemingly complex ideas into bite-size bits. We all have a lot going on, these days, so being able to encapsulate complex … Continue reading

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Okay, so what if there were a way to just let others “be”…?

What if there were a belief system that actually “allowed” others to believe what they do, and completely respect those beliefs as valid for them, regardless of whether or not you agree? What if there were a way to reconcile … Continue reading

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So many projects, so little time…

Over the past six months or so, I’ve been looking more closely at where I use my time. I changed jobs last May (has it really been almost a year?), which slashed my commute to a fraction of what had … Continue reading

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“Poetry doesn’t pay!” At least, not in the old model.

I’ve been writing since I was about eight years old. My first writing project was a collection of short stories about a pebble and his friends, and their adventures in a stream. I wrote four stories, one for each season. … Continue reading

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Well, what do you know?

I’ve been looking around for opportunities to turn my “Landing Softly In Paris” project into a course, and over the weekend, I discovered Udemy — “the world’s online learning marketplace” which boasts over 5 million students, more than 12,000 instructors, … Continue reading

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Paris on my mind

After many half-starts and false-starts… thinking and not thinking… reacting and resolving to not react… the words I would like to say about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris earlier this week, just won’t seem to materialize. … Continue reading

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Awesome

The holidays are in the proverbial rear-view mirror of my daily life, and the New Year is just around the corner. I have a feeling 2015 is going to be a very good year. 2014 wasn’t so shabby. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Do happiness and enlightenment go hand-in-hand?

Question – Does enlightenment / awakening / personal improvement automatically lead to more happiness? I’m reading “Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy” by Eric G. Wilson, and he makes some good points about how happiness is just a bit overrated… … Continue reading

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To be fully here

When I was a kid, I usually had my head in a book — usually fiction or anthropology. My tastes in reading have swerved into lanes of philosophy, autobiography, memoir, and most recently emerging studies of the mind/brain/body connections. I’ve … Continue reading

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Oh, Lord… Brainpickings will be the end of me

My latest vice: brainpickings.org – a regularly updated site, bringing you all sorts of tasty bits about awesome books, inspiring ideas, and art that deserves to be seen. You should visit the site, bookmark it, follow it, dive deeply, and … Continue reading

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