Songs for Airports

Airports are flowing rivers of human bodies. Thousands of humans snake forward around turns and down impossibly long hallways.  Different currents move at different speeds.  The slow and weak, the people who fly rarely if ever, get snagged on the rocks and branches.  They are slowed by departure screens, credit card offers, massage chairs, shoeshine men, and strategically placed local …

Dear Heckler

Dear Heckler, Thank you for taking the time to write me. I assume this is in regard to your (birthday party/ bachelorette party/anniversary). Yes, yes. I know. You didn’t do anything at all. No, I know. You were just laughing. I mean, is there a law against laughing? And let me stop you. I must have singled you out. Just …

Who I Work For

I have a lot of conversations about my process, or more specifically, about the amount of time I spend on different facets of what I do. I used to take a lot of it for granted before I realized that our process is everything. The space we work in, the amount of time we give to it, our willingness to …

We Need You

Listen, the world needs whatever it is your working on. That book you’re writing deserves to be read. The painting you’re putting off belongs on someone’s wall. We’re ready for your business to open its doors. Your coffee shop. Your bakery. Your Japanese/Cajun tapas spot. We need your app. Your non-profit. Your podcast. Your bar where every seat is a …

Tweak

Tweak is my dude. He was the second fish I got after I got after the monster, Black Tooth Grin. Tweak is an electric yellow cichlid. Black Tooth is an aggressive orange some-kind-of-African-cichlid-or-another, and easily five times Tweak’s size. They are the tank’s two main inhabitants, with a revolving door of a supporting cast. The suckerfish role alone has been …

What Goes into the Forge

I’m a bit of a nerd. We’ve covered that, right?  Among a pile of distractions that I’m not super proud of, I have a thing for this History Channel show called Forged in Fire. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a competition reality show, and each week a different cast of rednecks, kids who’ve never left their parents’ basements, and …