I’ve been hitting “publish” nearly daily for a little over six months. I’ve been happy to see each like that comes my way, and grateful to see readers occasionally moved to comment. It’s seems there have been a couple of arcs to what I’ve posted. In the summer, I was focused a lot on … Continue reading Making Songwriting Tools and Opportunities Accessible
When I first started writing, I was told writers write. Everyday. I’ve been told the same thing about exercise and meditation—have a daily practice. My guitar teachers over the years have insisted on the same thing. Yoga and stretching as well. And so it is with any task of import: when I decide to … Continue reading Displaced Priorities
Gregg McKeown is the author of Essentialism. He has a podcast called What’s Essential. I’ve talked about his work here before. I own his book too. Essentialism is more or less, choosing what is most important to me, and making it a priority. A short list of essentials for me would look something like: … Continue reading Essentialism (and prfectionism)
As I write this it’s Sunday afternoon, in early December in the year of 2020. How are you doing? While I’m busy soldiering on, doing my daily Work, things are getting a bit scary out there Covid-wise again. As always there’s lots I could be doing. And there’s lots I want to … Continue reading How are you doing?
A friend said she heard Gregg McKeown say that expecting people to be productive every minute of the day is unrealistic. You can realistically expect about 60% productivity. Humans are pretty bad at estimating how long projects take. As I understand it, a rule of thumb in construction is to estimate the amount of time … Continue reading Sixty Percent Productivity