The new work bag, from out of a William Gibson novel and into my life, designed by Mark Ryden. Good morning. I’m coloring a donut throwing unicorn robot with Doodlehog crayons. So, I have something to tell you all. The daily reality of my life is no longer a fit to blogging; because, well, life… Continue reading Now for Winter 2020
My diagnosis of ADD, High Functioning Autism (Aspergers), Depression and Anxiety. I learned that these symptoms are representations of what Steven Pressfield calls Resistance in the War of Art. But really it’s all just an addiction to pain, shame, pessimism, isolation, and no creative or productive outlet. Weston and Shadow King is resistance and Great… Continue reading 19 Lessons I Learned From 2019. (Plus one for the New Year.)
Making a December plan. I’ve re-read David Allen’s Getting Things Done because adjusting to life with an challenging pre-schooler, adding another family member, and how seismic and difficult it’s been to transition from work to home with frequent extended breaks for family reasons, I felt I needed to install a system that would allow me… Continue reading Getting Things Done.
Installed new kitchen lights on an Analogue Day I run around the circle of my suburban Southern Indiana subdivision, chased by the same exterior lamposts that are required to be uniform by the housing authority, The Whisperer in Darkness plays in my ears matching the slight pushing of the wind and I hear talk of… Continue reading Analogue Days
Morning Pages Happy void period between Christmas and New Years! We are back on for the week in which I will talk all about what I learned this fall. The first such thing is Morning Pages. I write them in a Field Notes notebook because writing them in my main journal is too long and… Continue reading Spinning
Loft space book shelf. That is all for this season. Apologies in advance for the shorter posts, but I am kind of busy this season. Here's what I'm working on this fall: Adjusting to life as a family with a newborn.Reading a lot of first novels that I'm mining as I begin to write my… Continue reading Now for Fall 2019.
The Wilding by Benjamin Percy. His first novel. I'm reading a lot of first novels by writers I respect like Mary H.K. Choi's Emergency Contact, Drew Magary's The Postmortal, and short story collections like Lauren Groff's Delicate Edible Birds. This book, from one of my favorite living writers, I finished over the spring and it… Continue reading The Wilding by Benjamin Percy
Steven Pressfield As a result of yesterday’s video this led me to purchase the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield [tk link]. The result was a breakthrough. The major identification I made while reading this is what I used to call the Victim’s woods, or what my diagnosis manifests as — to use… Continue reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
I happened upon this video while watching something else on YouTube and it led to one of my biggest learning experiences of the summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lTcgSzf0AQ&feature=youtu.be
This season I’ve been on a narrative podcast kick. Mostly because my son loves them and rather than sticking an iPad in his face for long car rides—or even long car rides to daycare—we listen to a podcast. So what we’ve been listening to is Story Pirates, which is a great show about a group… Continue reading I love fictional podcasts