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Battling Impostor Syndrome

Battling Impostor Syndrome

Sitting in a meeting, I am straddled by two behemoths of creative design. Across from me are others who craft incredible worlds. Here I am during my first week of joining the Orange Nebula team dumbstruck by the realization that they have allowed me in. In the back of...

Origins of Creepy Dolls

Origins of Creepy Dolls

As a child, my grandmother stored the vacuum cleaner in the hallway, hidden only by this human-sized doll designed to hide the vacuum under her long skirt. By-the-way this doll stood at roughly the same height as my 4’ 11” grandmother.  It stayed and was...

Cultivating Creativity: Big C / Little C Thinking

Cultivating Creativity: Big C / Little C Thinking

The Orange Nebula Flight Crew talks a lot about creativity. While I know people familiar with the Outpost, either blog or podcast, knows we certainly address this topic quite a bit. Recently, we’ve talked about how parenting has caused our creativity to adapt, how...

The Appeal of Conspiracy Theories

The Appeal of Conspiracy Theories

Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was part of MKUltra - the government-funded mind control program. This is my favorite conspiracy theory. I absolutely love it and up until literally 20 minutes ago, I believed it. This presents an interesting reality to conspiracy...

The “Limping Ladies” of the Creative World

The “Limping Ladies” of the Creative World

Watching a video featuring a former CIA employee in charge of creating disguises and I'm struck by a throw-away line about a woman named Virginia Hall as the master of disguise. Referred to as the “Limping Lady” and labeled the most dangerous spy against the Reich....

Introducing Plunder Pods!

Introducing Plunder Pods!

What are shrouded in mystery, constantly changing, and plump full of goodies? PLUNDER PODS! Plunder Pod is a monthly giveaway of mystery treats, merch, and swag given out to the O-Neb community. Each pod will be different, and we reserve the right to make...

How Mindful Content Consumption Feeds the Brain

How Mindful Content Consumption Feeds the Brain

Content consumption was heavily monitored with I was growing up. Our TV was parked on The Discovery Channel where I’d binge “Beyond 2000.” We had seemingly only two exceptions to this. There was the 30-minute window where’d I’d watch “Sailor Moon” and Wednesday nights...

Episode 22 – Time Slaves

Episode 22 – Time Slaves

What’s the morality of time travel? Are we wise enough to wield time travel responsibly? We had a lot of fun delving into the perils of traveling through space and time. Tune in as we dive into our favorite tales of time travel and the important lessons this genre...

The Cost of Connectivity

The Cost of Connectivity

I’ve written about needing to disconnect from phones while walking to maintain awareness of our surroundings when I talked about the importance of Doctor Who’s Weeping Angels. And while I believe that we do need to drop the phones to have situational awareness, our...

COVID-19 Could Be a Catalyst

COVID-19 Could Be a Catalyst

Think Bigger. This is a sort of mantra for this community, a guiding principle for life, creativity, business, and problem solving. It means thinking bigger in terms of what we expect from products (design quality & depth of concept), in what we expect of other...