A few days ago, I shared a data visualization I did for the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) to support their international press release on a flag survey they did in late 2022. Today, I have the analytical one ready, intended more for research, or to find things to research and answer among the results.
A few days ago, the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) released results from their New (since 2015) American City Flags Survey to media in the 312 cities who had flags in the survey. They also released the results to select other media outlets they have relationships with for decades. Supporting this news release was a data visualization I did to show the full results in an interactive way, including images of the flags discussed.
Another year, and another set of interests for me. These should last for a while, though, as they come in a new phase in my life where I will be able to dedicate more time to them, and have chosen them more carefully after having tried them out last year. I am also enjoying them more in being happier in life than I have been in a long time, if not ever. Last year, I finally stopped the slow spiral into a black hole I had let myself and my life spiral into over the past handful of years, reversing course just before I hit the event horizon. I made some lifestyle adjustments, immersed myself into these and other interests, and am now back on track to being the best version of myself.
The OneLove armbands have all but been practically banned by FIFA and its overlords at the World Cup in Qatar.
But what if some players were to sport hairdos with the same logo and visual?
Would FIFA extend the ban to hairdos that is part of a person rather than something they put on outside of official uniforms, or modify on official uniforms?
In April 2021, I submitted five entries to a postcard story (500 words or less) writing contest by Geist magazine. One got short-listed, but not this one. Still, I enjoyed the thinking and writing process, and wanted to share it with you. The picture is the image of the postcard I chose to go with the postcard story. I hope you’ll like it.
If you liked these postcard stories and wanted to see others I had submitted, please click here.