Finding North

Let’s be clear. When you do not have a compass in life pointing you to your true north, you will be lost. It points north so you know which way to navigate your life. It is the unchanging direction that you move to. If you do not check it you will be lost. If you…

Meditation ON Vampires

The world has bad people in it. There are good people too. But there are bad people. There are people who get their pleasure from the pain, subjugation, or sabotage of others. There are also people who get their pleasure from steeling. Then there are those who get their pleasure from harming children. Bad people…

When You Are The Leader

Being a leader requires you to make decisions a lot of decisions. Being a leader also requires you to serve others. Most of all being a leader requires you to depend on others. Leaders do not get the job done, their team does. A leader delegates and takes her hand off the action so her…

Working and the Superbowl

Most of us don’t have a Superbowl. We don’t have an event that ends the season, we don’t have a contest to see who is the best. We don’t have to go head to head with anyone. There are industries that give awards, but it isn’t the same.  It isn’t the hard charge of victory…

Whatcha Building With That Life?

What is it you want to do today? What if you didn’t do it? What if you could only get one thing done today, what would it be?   Let’s pretend that each day represents a brick. Some bricks are foundational brick and others are for stacking. Do you have a sporadic foundation? Do you have…

Art is Something Like That

Music is the most unreal thing that humans have made. I stand in awe of it. So many singers, musicians, styles, genres, cultures, beats, rhythms, pitch, lyrics, purpose, resonance, and so much more that I couldn’t begin to name. I stand in awe of it. Listen to 80’s music, then listen to contemporary music, they…

Looking Back On Life

There are moments to look back. If you are on a treadmill, then don’t worry about it. If you are running a race don’t, that is when you will lose focus on your race. If you have children and remember the time they were so little, go ahead, but don’t pretend your kids were perfect. If…

Creative Limits

Limits seem like an end to creativity. They seem like this is all that can be done. Limits are not walls that keep you in. No, limits force you to grow up. Limits fill your life. Limits, rules, foster creative rebellion. If you said I couldn’t do this; that doesn’t mean I can’t do that….

The Cost of Not Doing.

What is the cost? What is the cost of indecision? There are limits to what we are capable of doing. Those limits create the cost structure of a decision. For example, you want to go to a live event, but you also have to practice for a play you are staring in. Now it would seem…

Imagine Something New

The blank page. The lump of clay. The empty canvas. The silent instrument. All nothing without a human being to inspire them. The man or woman who comes to them just as empty feels fraught with the uncertainty. But the child who approaches it. The child plays. The child doesn’t see serious art being made, no, the…

Settle Down

The problem with life is a view that it has to be exciting.  I watched two movies the first was about two people at the end of the world and they fell in love, aww, and in the end they settled down. The world ended, great movie. The second, was in the future and these passengers…