Unicorns Are Dumb

We want what we don’t have. As a creator, I know this. My job is to make things that aren’t things yet, and I have a duty to champion imagination. I think we are exposed too early to the wonder of the world, however, and that’s why we’re unimpressed by it. All those childhood books full of unicorns and dragons. …

Cars

As environments go, it’s hard to find a more diversely populated location than the freeway. Speed demons. Slow pokes. Vacationing families. CEO’s going to work. Uber drivers. Delivery drivers. That one guy on the motorcycle at midnight doing 120mph like a drunk mosquito. People who believe blinkers are requests for permission. Others who believe blinkers are signals of intent. People …

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 …