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Category: About Aaron

  • My Covid Story (so far)

    My Covid Story (so far)

    Three weeks ago today, on Sunday 19 December, I got a notification that an event I was at the previous Tuesday had someone that tested positive. OK, such is life in these modern times. I was planning on taking it easy the next few days anyway, so I’ll make sure to test a few times […]

  • On With my Head! A return from Headless WordPress

    On With my Head! A return from Headless WordPress

    Last year I switched this domain from running a traditional WordPress site to running a headless WordPress site. I built the site with Next.js, Tailwind CSS, and the WordPress REST API. I had it set up to pull data from three different WordPress sites, allowing me to keep an art journal, post my art, and […]

  • “Impeach”


    One of my personal goals for 2020 is that I want to Make, View, and Buy more art. I’ve also long dreamed of owning an original piece by someone who’s work is in major museums. These two dreams collided when Jenny Holzer announced a limited edition piece to address the impeachment of Donald J Trump. […]

  • Top 10 posts I didn't publish this decade

    Top 10 posts I didn't publish this decade

    Over the last 10 years, I’ve not published a lot. By that I mean I’ve started drafting a post 198 times and left it in purgatory. I also have 4 that have sat for over a decade. Some of those are things I’m working on, but the vast majority of those will never see the […]

  • Thirty Six

    Thirty Six

    36 is the smallest square triangular number other than one. Its also the sum of the letters and the numerals, so its a pretty fun number. Let’s hope it’s a pretty fun year. 35 was a hard year, mostly because it’s the year my mom died. Frankly, the time leading up to and the time […]

  • Last Will and Testement

    This post is designed to serve as my final wishes when I end up #dead. It was last updated April 2019. My brother is hereby designated as responsible for fulfilling these wishes. HAHA, Sucker. Upon my death, I am to be cremated. My ashes should be thrown in the face of Mitch McConnell. If that […]

  • An Ode to my Mom

    An Ode to my Mom

    This is based on remarks I delivered at the celebration of my Mom’s life held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Memorials may be made in Debi Jorbin’s memory to American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. Last year, I went to the National Gallery of Art and saw a painting there from Pablo Picasso. It’s a painting called The […]

  • Thirty Five

    Thirty Five

    This is my fifth tetrahedral number birthday and me second consecutive semi-prime birthday. As a multiple of five, it’s also a “round number”. Thirty Four was a year that I continued my growth as an artist. I regularly painted, sketched, and played with colors and shapes. I’ve started experimenting with block printing, and set up […]

  • A week with a Chromebook

    I’m an idiot. View this post on Instagram Saturday, I would like a redo A post shared by Aaron Jorbin (@aaronjorbin) on Apr 7, 2018 at 11:23am PDT Not really, but I knocked my tripod into my laptop, busting the screen and logic board in the process. For the past ~2 years, I’ve been primarily […]

  • A Sabbatical from Speaking in 2018

    A Sabbatical from Speaking in 2018

    Normally, when a year comes to a close I start to brainstorm about talks and presentations I want to give in the coming year.  I copy over a doc in Simple Note and start pruning off talks I've already given or ideas that no longer excite me and add in new ideas where I feel […]