Author Archives: Kristen Bakken


Très intéressant, n’est-ce pas?

Steve Martin

My friend, Eric, shared this with me a few years ago, and I just came across it again. I find it endearing and think I might love being presented this card in person. For now, thank you, internet, and you too, … Continue reading


I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough Without ever having felt sorry for itself.   Poem by D.H. Lawrence, a favorite of mine.

Bathroom Walls

Sometimes reading the bathroom wall yields good advice, eh? (sorry for the blurry photo)

We Were Like Hunters

We were like hunters Spare with our arrow and bow Always accurate  

TYPO Talks 2014

Still SO excited and inspired from having attended the TYPO San Francisco 2014 Rhythm Conference. People are doing incredible things and it was a pleasure to listen and be surrounded by some of them for a couple days. I admit … Continue reading


Kay Amert was one of the great teachers in my life. I asked her once why she thought I loved the idea of chance so much. Without hesitation, she answered me. “Why, Kristen, it’s like holding a handful of crystals. Any … Continue reading

Your Heart is Fearless

Good reminder, don’t you think? I wish I could remember where I came across this little gem.

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