This is what I’m up to… now.


I currently work with Pee-wee Herman, Boing Boing, and Children’s Fairyland. Yes, really!


I publish an inbox zine (a term I coined; much better than “e-newsletter,” right?) called Rusty’s Electric Dreams. It’s for positive deviants and the people who love them (probably you). It’s now in its seventh year. People like it.

[11/10/21] What’s in my trophy case?

[10/27/21] “Fluffernutter” is an official dictionary word!

[9/20/21] Never in a million years did I think that I would be an artist in a Sotheby’s auction. But, here we are.
[10/5/21] And then I punked it.
[10/7/21] And then I learned it was also punked by other people.
[10/8/21] And then my auction lot sold for $2268, over 1000% above its listed value.
[10/27/21] And then I wrote about punking it again.

[5/28/21] Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder invited me to be a guest on their Cool Tools podcast! I talk about how researching my ancestry changed my life, my glow-in-the-dark water bottle, all the things I make with my new-ish Cricut (pronounced: cricket), and how I get off a Zoom call fast.

[3/11/21] Rusty’s Electric Dreams was added to CreativeMornings‘ “most anticipated newsletters” list.

[3/19/21] The first season of The Real World is part of my pop culture DNA. Pleased as punch to go through the New York reunion episode with the TV Show Show podcast again.


[10/21] Went hiking with my daughter again. We hit the trails and then the caves at Pinnacles National Monument.

[7/29/21] Been hiking and camping with my daughter A LOT this summer. We just got back from Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows and will be headed to Willits and then the Yuba River soon. It’s serious enough where I bought myself an expensive pair of Keen hiking shoes.

[6/30/21] I lopped my hair off and I love it! Short-short is the way to go.

I’m a little obsessed with my new VR rig.

[9/23/20] I dropped 50.5 bits of hard-earned wisdom on my 50th birthday.  You’re welcome.

Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2021

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