writing

A small set of apps to keep me creative

March 17, 2016 Uncategorized

There’s something I keep having to remind myself: no matter how little time I have to put into art, I’m still an artist. Still an artist, still making art. Music’s my medium of choice. Finding time to work on it is hard though, between wedding planning, an increasingly-demanding day job, other side projects – when can I play or write some music, dammit? Short, obvious answer: block my time like nobody’s business. That at least gets me time dedicated toRead More

You Won’t Be Successful, Unless This Post Is

January 8, 2016 Featured, Uncategorized

You’ve probably seen a ton of #content appearing on your various social media feeds lately offering inspirational stories, Life Hacks and general tips that might make you a better person. It might not, but at least it’s yet another new thing to try at some point in your miserable life-in-need-of-constant-stimulation-and-improvement. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. You clicked on this post because I wrote a highly-targeted, urgent, actionable title that caught your eye. I got you withRead More

On “pop writing”

January 5, 2016 Featured, Uncategorized

I’m gonna repeat the chorus, and I’m gonna sing it ’til I’m blue in the face This is a note in response to various posts written on Medium in the last few weeks: one of which was effectively a ripoff another, one of which brought up the fairly obvious point that top content producers (by means of likes & shares, not quality, which is subjective) might simply rip each other off, and a final one which brought to light theRead More

It’s not obsessive-compulsive

October 11, 2015 Featured, Uncategorized

Every day when I get home from work, I walk in the door, kiss my girlfriend Alicia and start organizing things. If it’s Monday, I take the trash and recycling out to the street and line up all our bins neatly in a row. Otherwise I put my keys on the hook, my wallet & sunglasses in a tray next to said hook, pick up the small pile of bags, jackets and/or shoes that Alicia leaves by the door andRead More