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**Hi.** My name is Mike and this is my newsletter. Every week I answer one of your questions. The question can be about anything you want, but I'll only answer it if I think I can give a good answer. To ask a question, just subscribe and reply to one of the newsletters. **Why the hell should I subscribe to this?** Well, you shouldn’t. You should go outside and plant a garden. You should start a band! You should go explore every part of the world you’ve ever wanted to see. You should learn Italian, French, or Tagalog. You should volunteer your time to an organization that works with disadvantaged youth. You should go teach an ESL class for immigrants at the local community college. You should spend your time tracking down abusive priests, like some sacred Avenger. Those are the things you should do. And I encourage you to do them. Feel free to subscribe to my newsletter because you want to. In addition to doing some of those things above. **How often will this shit hit my inbox?** Weekly. **Are you going to eventually charge us for this newsletter?** Nope. I can’t imagine asking you to pay for this. I might promote some stuff at the bottom of the newsletter. Don’t get me wrong, I very much want your money. But not for a newsletter. **Who did that drawing in your newsletter header, and is it supposed to be you?** My friend, the wonderful Kate Bingaman-Burt. And yes. **Is there any hope for the world?** No, but there's a lot of work to do.

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How to make your space

Published: July 19, 2024 00:38

This is Billionare Season, painted in 2022 Today’s question comes to us from Trace Meek: Does having a dedicated space to do your work makes a big difference? In my experience, very much yes. In 2020, like a lot of people, we got to see what doing…

How to make a mixtape

Published: July 10, 2024 18:33

Detail from Porky’s Very Bad Day, 2022 Today’s question comes to us from… well, no one. I got Covid this week. So I’m using it as an opportunity to run an old favorite, which is hopefully new to some of you. I’ll (hopefully) be back next week with your…

How to write a good paragraph

Published: July 3, 2024 00:59

I painted this a few weeks ago. Seems pertinent. This week’s question comes to us from Rafael Camargo: How long does it take to write a very good paragraph? I have no idea. Which isn’t to say that I haven’t written one. I very well may have. I just don’t…

Where to go from here

Published: June 25, 2024 20:31

1312, painted in 2022 This week’s question comes to us from Anonymous. I spent 25 years building a career in what people now call UX. Now it seems like every company in the tech business is shoving out experience in favor of cheaper heads. I’m sick of it…