People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden…* Last week I wrote about my two week hike through Swedish wilderness. Turns out, two weeks of carrying a heavy pack through a sunlight-drenched silent congregation of pine trees is a good way to do a few things: It’s a good way to sweat (I […]Read more "Buddhism, Seneca, and Tyler Durden"
Another crack of thunder. This one loud enough that the windows rattle. I can hear rain hammering on the roof, pouring from the gutter into the rain butt which tomorrow I’ll use to wash. From the warmth of my sleeping bag I remember seeing when we arrived that the cabin was supported at each corner […]Read more "The 3 And A Half Things I Learned From Not Being Eaten By A Bear In Sweden*"
For over 10 years I’ve made my living by: creating things, offering them to the world, and gratefully receiving any support given in return. It’s been amazing, it’s been hard, and it’s been pretty much everywhere in between. I operate quite a bit differently now than I did when starting out. I’ve had some successes, […]Read more "Read This Before Quitting Your Day Job (or: 7 Things I’ve Learned Making Art For A Living)"
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.” – Hemingway [Fair warning: this post gets a little dark in places, but stick with it till the end and there will be light and a cool surprise.] I was born in 1978 and it is a sobering fact that every year […]Read more "Houston? We Have A Problem… A Confession and A Gift"
It is one of life’s ironies that, if you want freedom, you have to impose limits. Nowhere is this truer for me than in my work. Unlimited options often lead to paralysis, whereas the right limits, artfully imposed, allow creativity to flourish. It was with this in mind that, at the end of November last […]Read more "Polaroids of Light and Sound / The Piano Sketches E.P."
[Note: The story that follows is, in part, about a boxing match. Now I don’t know how you feel about boxing. You may love it, or you may feel that it is the height of senseless brutality. I can see both viewpoints. But this article is not *only* about boxing so, however you feel, read […]Read more "The Greatest Fight In All The World / A Post About Meaning…"
I am writing this just after dawn from the passenger seat of a car headed east. And I’m writing to tell you that: Today is a Good Day. Because today I am releasing brand-new music. Why am I telling you this from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle? Well, that’s a story for another […]Read more "It’s Time For Something Good…"