Author Archives: JK Hanson Wordcraft

A Book from a Machine?

Last week, there was a story in the newspaper about the independent bookstore Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., which has embraced digital publishing. (Click here to read the story.) They have a machine called “Opus” that can print out … Continue reading

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Why Is There a QR Code on My Banana?

So I wasn’t planning on doing two blogs in a row about fruit, but I noticed a funny sticker on my banana one recent morning when I was making breakfast. You’ve probably seen them around – a small square with … Continue reading

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Relax Your Mind and Get Creative

The other day while making dinner, I realized that my favorite kitchen knife is not necessarily the one that is the sharpest. It is instead the one sharp enough to peel an apple, but not so sharp that I will … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Milestone at the Flynn

Last weekend, I traveled up to Burlington, Vermont, to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. This historic art deco theatre in the middle of downtown Burlington first opened in 1930 as a vaudeville … Continue reading

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The End of an Era?

I was saddened to read in Wednesday’s Democrat and Chronicle that the Rochester Institute of Technology is selling the printing press they use for their weekly magazine and moving to a digital-only format. Click here to read the story. Online … Continue reading

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Sources of Inspiration Can Surprise You

Back in February, the Rochester City Ballet presented their production of The Blood Countess, and they asked me to write a review for their blog. Since I had been writing blogs for a couple of years in my previous role … Continue reading

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The Magical Power of Reading

It was great to see the story by Jim Memmott in today’s Democrat and Chronicle about an elementary school in Spencerport, N.Y., that has given every family in the school a copy of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and … Continue reading

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Creativity Rides On

Recently, I came across a link to an article in the Wall Street Journal about how to be creative. It has some interesting examples of how people came to make new discoveries, like the glue that didn’t work becoming the … Continue reading

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Synchronicity: Musings on Words, Music, and the Arts

syn∙chro∙nic∙i∙ty (n)  1: the quality or fact of being synchronous   2: the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem … Continue reading

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Welcome to JK Hanson Wordcraft

Consistency | Accuracy | Reliability | Integrity | Professionalism Do your promotional materials and publications – whether print or online – need fine tuning? Do you want to improve readability and clarity for your customers, be sure that your web … Continue reading

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