Notes

19 Lessons I Learned From 2019. (Plus one for the New Year.)

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.)

Getting Things Done.

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.

The Wilding by Benjamin Percy

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

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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 love fictional podcasts

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