The home office setup. Good morning! That’s the end of our posts for the transition between winter and spring. It is obviously a difficult time. One of the new habits that I’m working on is cultivating more of my Stoic-self to counteract my Aspergers, ADD, Anxiety and Depression. I realize it’s a very white-guy thing… Continue reading What I’m working on for Spring 2020.
Suicide Woods by Benjamin Percy. Obviously, I’m a big fan of Percy, so I dug this collection. I liked some more than others, for obvious reasons. I finished it while doing Cal Newport’s Analogue Challenge. My favorite stories are below: The Balloon, considering where we are now, hits a little too close to home for… Continue reading Winter Reading
https://media.giphy.com/media/E2USislQIlsfm/source.gif Martin Sheen on the West Wing Since my last post on SPIN and SLIDE, I’ve come to learn quite a bit about myself and the work that is necessary when it comes to intentional impact. See the problem with intentions and impact when you have ADD is it takes several extra steps to get… Continue reading How Intentions do not lead to Impact When You Have ADD
After seeing Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Photo by Jordan Craig. August 15, 2010. 2010: A big year for me. Interned at Marvel Comics where I learned that trying so hard to get somewhere means not getting anywhere. Also, having my first Aspergers moment in memory where I criticize a Marvel writer’s grammar issues in… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned in The Last 10 Years
David Bowie as Nikola Tesla in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige For a while now I quote David Bowie from his answers to Marcel Proust’s Vanity Fair questionnaire. “What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Living in fear.” So I thought in these times, where it seems like everyone is home, a good… Continue reading Proust Questionnaire.
This is the face of a writer who is working from home and playing with his family. The major reason I became a writer is so that I could work from home. Really anywhere. Now my day-job has nothing to do with writing, but considering circumstances these days in Indiana, mostly everyone is working from… Continue reading Current Status for Spring 2020.
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