Five Things – 05.16.16 – Less Than You Think, Jack

Prodigy Commercials The internet was introduced to my house in 1990 through Prodigy, an early online service that touted all of the features of online living we take for granted today in a crude, difficult-to-use format that was still the best experience of the era. Prodigy came to us bundled with a 2600k modem and…

Five Things – 05.25.15 – Knit Your Bit

1.  Propaganda Posters – In honor of Memorial Day, I thought I’d share some of my favorite propaganda and recruitment posters from the wars of the Twentieth Century.  For various reasons these posters have caught my eye over the years and stuck in my memory. Usually it’s a design thing, a unique artistic approach, but some…

Five Things – Reader’s Top Five of 2014

The votes you didn’t know you were making all year are in, and here are the top Five Things that the visitors to Timid Futures enjoyed in 2014.  Most of these I could have seen coming, but there are a couple of surprises! Thanks for visiting, reading, commenting, voting and sharing – I have a…

Five Things – 07.28.14

1.  The Mastery of Space  – Here’s a beautiful 1962 documentary produced by NASA about the Mercury program.  The fonts used and the static design elements are fantastic, and the actual space footage, test-footage on Earth and spaceflight animations are pretty great, too. It’s kind of hard to tell who the intended audience for this…

New Vegan Cookbook Coming this Fall: BOWLS! by Becky Striepe

I am excited to share that my newest cookbook – BOWLS! – will be one of the next print and ebooks in the Timid Futures family! BOWLS! is a cookbook all about fixing meals that go into the very best of vessels. There are standalone and mix-and-match recipes, so you can customize your bowls to…

Five Things – 6.24.13

1.  90210 Paper Dolls – I’m probably one of the biggest Beverly Hills, 90210 fans that you’ll meet.  Original series, not the new one.  We subscribed to DirecTV in the mid 2000’s mainly because they had Soapnet, which had 90210.  We set our DVR to record every episode and ‘keep until I delete’. We never delete. Other…

Five Things – 6.17.13

1.  Pocket Rockers – In 1988, Fisher Price decided that there weren’t enough weird formats of media around and introduced yet another one, targeted at kids.  The toy was called Pocket Rockers, and it was basically a little mini stereo with a tiny tape that held two songs on it – kind of like cassette…