I have a lot of hobbies, and many of them, I’ve taught myself. Thanks to the internet and my local public library, I’ve learned to crochet, hoop dance, cook, manipulate photos, create graphics, sew, needle felt, and much, much more. There are endless tutorials, books, videos, and websites out there – why don’t you learn something new and different?
In my new Guides section, I’ll share some of my favorite learning tools. Check back often to see what’s new!
A couple of years ago, I dreamed up this image:
Inspired by the now iconic Oregon Love image, the Colorado Love Flag represents the Rocky Mountain way of life that so many of us love. I love Colorado, and I want everyone to know it.
I’ve been seeing the real Colorado flag everywhere these days, and I want to see the Colorado Love flag everywhere, too. I had a bunch of stickers printed up, and I’ve been selling them over at Colorado Love. I even toyed with the idea of securing a trademark and starting a business, but I’m honestly, I’m too busy for that these days. I’d still love to see the Colorado Love Flag everywhere, though.
So, I’m providing a high-res file of the Colorado Love Flag, distributed under a Creative Commons license, for you to download and play with. Put it on t-shirts, hats, bags, whatever you want. If you do make something, I’d sure love it if you’d send me one. Send me a picture or a link and I’ll link it up on my Colorado Love website.
Colorado Love Flag – Large size – 1350 x 900 pixels
Colorado Love Flag by Miriam Lynah is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
I just read this interesting article on BoingBoing about how the average salary of college-educated US men and women are in sharp decline. There’s an accompanying article by economist Michael Mandel that asks what policymakers can do to try to reverse this downward trend. Interesting stuff.
But then I took a closer look at the numbers. Wait a minute. Men’s salaries are down, sure. But they are “down” to $59,000. Now take a look at the graph of the female college grads. The highest average salary for a woman? Way back in 2003…topping out at $58,000.
Yup. At our most lucrative time in history, ladies, we were still making $1,000 less than the lowest average salary for men in the last 10 years.
This is a particularly striking example of how poor data visualization can completely obscure a huge pattern in the data. By putting the graphs side by side, we assume that they line up. But in this case, they definitely don’t. Let’s take a look at them on the same scale.
This is just a quick and dirty mock-up, but I think you get the picture. Now here’s, MY question, policymakers…what can you do about this?
The stickers are finally here!
My Subaru is very, very happy.
Do you love Colorado, too? Get your very own over at Colorado Love.
What an adorable idea! I can imagine a ton of different shapes, but I especially love the footballs in this post…it’s that time of year!
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