I was asked by Mondo/Marvel to do a portrait of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in preparation of Thor 2 which comes out this week. Very honored to have had the opportunity, Loki is the best!
Automatic Loki reblog.
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Launched a new project today.
Today we launched our Minneapolis crime app.
We’re tracking trends around the city for all of the high level crime categories. You can see how many incidents have occurred and how the rate has changed over time. We’ve also made it really easy to find crime stats for your current location when you’re out and about (just point your phone to www.minnpost.com/crime).
This is just the beginning of what we hope to do with crime reporting in Minnesota. If you have feedback or ideas, please share.
Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial.
highlights from a year
This time last year, the life I knew was crumbling around me. There was significant loss, and those countless days gone numb that followed. What I didn’t anticipate was just how much there was to be gained. It turned out to be one of the best years of my life.
Break things down, build things up. Let go, make space for the things you can’t yet imagine.
Some themes of the year: Gratitude, compassion, strength, friendship, being seen
Some books I read: Never Let Me Go, Villette, The Dance of Connection, Are You My Mother?, Tiny Beautiful Things, Quiet, my well-worn copy of Rilke’s poems.
Some things I did: A circus bootcamp, a pull up, wrote every day, drew lots of pictures of skulls, learned tarot, ~300 crossword puzzles, made a Theodore Roosevelt button, walked through the woods, participated in my first clothing swap, boxed, ice skated, went to Madison and Colorado and Wyoming and Baltimore and Duluth and Up North and Louisville.
Professional things: Spoke at about 10 conferences and events (even though it still terrifies me). Mentored some truly bright college students. Led our kick-ass election night coverage. Continued to be thankful every day for how much I like my coworkers.
Art highlight: Cindy Sherman at the Walker
Political highlights: Voting no, DOMA
Cocktails: 19th Century, Manhattan, Gin Rickey
Favorite new human: My niece, Kyrie Grace
TV shows: All of them, but especially RuPaul’s Drag Race
Jams: 212 by Azealia Banks, Otis Redding
Emoticon I invented for “listening to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy”: \:****€
Best impulse purchase that I couldn’t actually afford: Stetson cowboy boots
Fueled by: Tacos, green tea with lemon, mashed potato pizza
Best Diane Keaton moment: http://www.hulu.com/watch/481928
Memorable celebrity encounters: The time Andy and I introduced ourselves to the Lynx player who wasn’t actually a Lynx player, meeting Mary Roach
Best pickup line I haven’t used yet: “Let’s go talk someplace quiet about things that matter.”
My culinary white whale: cooking beans
Favorite way to end complicated stories: “Anyway, now we’re connected on LinkedIn.”
Thing my grandma just said that made me cry: “Your life is so full of love and wonderful adventures, and you’re the one who made it happen. I’m proud of you, bruises and all.”
Here’s to another year of big-hearted, messy, beautiful adventures.