One of the best things about writing a song, about sitting down and writing one whether I really want to or not, is learning; “I can write a song, and I can write a song at any time.” Lots of people wish they could write songs. Many of those people think they can’t. But they’re … Continue reading Something Will Surprise You
A few years ago I found out about an abandoned train tunnel in Clinton, Massachusetts. I read it’s filled with graffiti, and reputably haunted. Obviously, I wanted to go. I forgot and remembered it at least three times, but today I made the road trip out there. My wife came with me. It was an … Continue reading Abandoned Tunnel
There’s a balance between shipping consistently, and aiming to create great work. One school says work your craft daily, and it will improve. That the process is the purpose. Another school says the work in honing the skill, making the craft as good as a person can. School one says the process of creation … Continue reading Ship More or Hone More?
Creativity is a bit like a potluck. As long as a person shows up and brings something to the table they’ll walk away fed. It doesn’t matter what a person brings to the potluck, they get fed all the same. It won't always be exactly what I wanted, but if I show up with my … Continue reading Potluck
For a long while there was a blog I enjoyed at http://thxthxthx.com/ Leah Dieterich, the author would post three little gratitudes a day. She wrote mini thank you notes to whatever she felt gratitude for, (just like her mom had taught her). Something like this: • Thanks open window, you invite birdsong into my kitchen which is … Continue reading Thx Thx Thx