This is what I’m up to… now.

Work/Work:

I currently work with Pee-wee Herman, blog for Boing Boing, and help other people and brands find their authentic voice.

[7/1/22] I left my job as brand storyteller for Children’s Fairyland recently. If you’re curious about what’s next for me, I wrote a little something in my zine.

Work/Art/Play:

[Ongoing] 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. Well, most people do.

[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 the 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.

Play/Play:

[7/22/22] I marched for miles amongst old growth redwoods, learned to play a new-to-me group guessing game called Botticelli, helped lure a dragon and–quite unexpectedly–made some new and meaningful connections. Read about my experience camping with the Explorers Guild.

[6/11/22] Andy Warhol was invoked through my Game of Shrooms mush-offerings.

[03/19/22] Went on a fun field trip with friends to the Rosie the Riveter historical park in Richmond, CA. If you go, take a drive through Point Richmond too—it’s darling! If you’re lucky, their natatorium will be open.

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

Updated: Monday, August 1, 2022

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