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Author Archives: Leo Sopicki

Writer, photographer, graphic artist and technologist. I focus my creative efforts on celebrating the American virtues of self-reliance, individual initiative, volunteerism, tolerance and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.

Adobe MAX: Cultivating the Creative Spark

AdobeMAX

Is being creative just like flipping on a light switch, or does it take something more? Photographer/trainers Chris Orwig and Julieanne Kost think it takes a lot more, and provided a plan during their class “Cultivating the Creative Spark” at this year’s Adobe MAX conference. Read More »

California Bans Plastic Bags, and Zaps Your Freedom

prop 67

With the passage of Proposition 67, California became the first state to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. It also requires most stores to charge shoppers 10 cents for either reusable plastic bags or paper bags. The idea is to manipulate people into using cloth totes to carry home their groceries. Hooray for the environment? Maybe. Read More »

IFFF Movie Review: James Caan as ‘Undercover Grandpa’ Gets Help from Paul Sorvino and Louis Gosset Jr

Undercover Grandpa

Is your grandpa really who you think he is? (Are you reading this, grandkids?) Or, like Jake’s grandpa played by James Caan in 'Undercover Grandpa,' does he have a secret identity? Jake’s fun and dramatic discoveries about his grandpa helped Undercover Grandpa win the Best Feature Foreign Comedy accolade at the International Family Film Festival. Read More »