Steve Jobs and Me

This morning I woke up to the news that Steve Jobs had died. And I was sad. I am sad. Why? Why do I feel any connection at all to the founder of the world’s…

Steven Pressfield and the Resistance

[originally published on the Ember Arts blog] “On the field of the self stand a knight and a dragon. You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon.” -Steven PressfieldĀ  Art comes in a million forms….

Where’s Your Toy Store?

If you walk into a toy store you probably see a bunch of cheap plastic wrapped in more plastic and stuck with outrageous price tags. But take a child into a toy store and he…

Inspire Your Work

(Click thru for wallpaper-sized file) Last year, thought I hate to admit it, my business started to bore me. Aside from family members and a friend or two who might remember a distant and ill-advised…

The Ethics of a Dream

For many years I have tried to define what Good with a capital G is. I’ve tried to figure out if there is some universal way for humanity to talk about how we should and shouldn’t act. This is the closest I’ve come: Giving more people the chance to dream and pursue their dreams is Good.

The Story You Can’t Google

Too often I find myself checking my email and refreshing facebook and scanning Google News and clicking between the various blogs and sites I frequent, and I’m not quite sure what I’m looking for. But…

The hobgoblin of little minds

“The other terror that scares us from self-trust is consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, becuase the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts,…

Stuck in Congo

In Congo you get stuck, sooner or later. Stuck at the border trying to get in. Stuck on the side of a dusty, jagged road with a flat tire. Stuck surrounded by three middle-aged men…