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…

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.