May 2017

The Pure Joy

2017-05-14T13:55:17+00:00

I’m a goal oriented guy. I like to do things for some kind of reason. To be productive. To move forward in a project. When I’m not resting or hanging out with the people I love, I’m probably in this mode.   I was super psyched when my good pal suggested that we cruise around [...]

April 2017

March 2017

Bangin’ the Drums of My Dreams

2017-04-04T10:24:35+00:00

I’ve always wanted to play drums ever since I can remember. But it never really happened. Yes, I constantly tap out beats on the steering wheel and table top. When I’ve played with bands I’ve begged the drummer to give me a shot at the skins. But mostly I’ve programmed beats. Hundreds of them. Maybe thousands. It’s seriously [...]

Waiting at the Mailbox (for My Rock God to Write Back)

2017-03-27T11:41:06+00:00

To say that I was a madman, die hard, full-on Styx fan would be an understatement. In junior high I glued all of my Styx albums to the wall (much to my mom’s dismay). I cranked albums like Paradise Theater, The Grand Illusion and Crystal Ball at top volume (also to my mom’s dismay). I even made it from the far [...]

What is the Supervillain of the Creative Self?

2017-03-21T12:12:29+00:00

  Some theories of psychology believe that we’re made of psychological parts. Lover, brother, leader, activist, humanitarian, whatever. But there’s a dark side. For every saint there’s a sinner. For every virgin there’s a whore. If this theory is true, then we all have inside of us the seeds of a superhero dreamer. A creative [...]

Start Before You’re Ready (and Build a Galactic Beacon to the Gods)

2017-03-10T12:36:37+00:00

My good friend Miguel Edwards is my current hero. He (along with a team of awesome humans— including his dad) designed and built a three and a half story kinetic sculpture in Seattle called Pursues II that looks like a cross between a sci-fi photon torpedo and a galactic beacon to the gods. This is Not [...]

February 2016

How to Re-define Failure and Flip into Possibility

2017-03-03T14:25:42+00:00

                        Have you ever failed? Yeah, me too. It f’ing sucks. Now step back. Define failure. Most people would probably say it has something to do with choosing a goal and not reaching it. This is simple, objective. And short sighted. Let’s dig in. [...]