There is no way around it, these are trying times, and the way gets harder before it gets easier. So what should we do?….Read more "Open Letter To The World"
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 cannot be when the root is neglected that what should spring from it will be well ordered.” – Bruce Lee The vast majority of the game of life is played internally. This can be perceived quite easily if one answers the following 2 questions: 1) Is it possible for someone to have all the […]Read more "First Principles"
This post is an experiment. In the past I’ve tended to stay away from things I’ve deemed too personal, preferring to share The Good in public and deal with The Hard in private. In this case, even tho I felt there may be value for others in the sharing of this experience I found myself […]Read more "How I Broke Myself and Where I Found Help (A Meditation on Injury and Recovery)"
“Lost time is never found again” – Benjamin Franklin Everything comes down to time. It is the very stuff of life; the warp and the weft. The only things we truly have are: our bodies, our energy, and our attention; and all three of these exist within that box of delights we call ‘time’. If […]Read more "Some Thoughts About Time…"
I do my best to move everyday. To do something that wakes the meat of the body and makes my heart beat a little faster. Running is a favorite of mine. When I go I keep it very simple – I just grab my keys, lace up my shoes and head out the door. While […]Read more "The Real Reason I Run…"