May 2017

The Pure Joy


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


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)


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?


  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)


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


                        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. [...]