Everything is a Hack

photo from Alex on flickr My latest piece is posted on both the Ember blog and Charles Lee’s blog. Excerpt below. Check it out in full here. So after graduating from college I expected that, having…

Seven Billion Dreamers

[Originally posted on the Ember Arts blog] Somewhere in the world today a baby is born and unknowingly pushes the population ticker to 7,000,000,000. Seven billion people. Seven billion dreamers. It is humanity’s unique blessing…

The Evolution of Good Ideas

I just published a new post on the Ember blog about the Evolution of Good Ideas. Here’s an excerpt: Evolution works because it’s not afraid of its children dying. It’s constantly trying new ideas and…

Powerless, Senseless Kindness

My friends over at Plywood were kind enough to publish a piece I wrote about one of my favorite quotes. Here’s an excerpt: Life is not given special treatment on our planet. Life struggles. The…

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 Pressfield  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…