How to Support Creative Professionals

Last week I saw something on Twitter that enraged me:¬†people were shaming people for using Patreon in the absence of a “real business model.” The reason I got a little testy was because a lot of creative professionals rely upon Patreon to fund their...
Do I Lack Vision?

Do I Lack Vision?

For the past few years, I have had a nagging question deep down inside: Do I lack vision? The question grows in scope and scale as I look at my work and analyze the way I think, approach problems, and make decisions. Do I lack a vision for originality? For uniquely...
Language and the Art of Ideas

Language and the Art of Ideas

When I’m working on creative projects, my ideas are rooted in various forms of language. I usually begin with words, sketched or written feverishly in my notepad. I’m looking for anything to get started: words, themes, connecting thoughts. Eventually I...
The Shape of Your Knowledge

The Shape of Your Knowledge

Being a constant patron of the local library, I am familiar with the Dewey Decimal system of organization, but never took the time to understand the history of what the numbers meant and how the system actually worked. Dewey felt that he understood how knowledge and...
Thinking About Discovery

Thinking About Discovery

I’ve been thinking a lot about discovery, specifically how I end up finding out about new ideas, people, movies, music, books, stories, and technology. The other day I was on Twitter and I read a tweet about discovery being a problem with podcasts: With so many...
My Go-To List of Books

My Go-To List of Books

I’m constantly searching for new ideas. One of the ways I do that is through reading. I’m often asked for book recommendations, so I thought I would take some time to create a list of books that I have found meaningful. If it is on the list, I have read...