Why do you want?

People that know me well have heard me talk about living the good (enough) life many times. The good (enough) life is something I stole from Alain de Botton who stole from Donald Winnicott. "We are suffering from an epidemic of mental unwellness. Bread by the expectation that our lives…

Getting rid of job titles

i have never allowed myself to be defined by a title. i am not a marketer, developer, or anything. i am a guy who enjoys iced coffee. and that bothers people who prefer i fit into a box, because they are in a box and misery loves company. - Ryan…

Non-commercial creativity

Marketing creative's get sad after receiving negative feedback. They take it too personally. The designers who remove their self-worth from their commercial work often do better, more strategic work. Work that provides the intended result of business value. Designers who hold their work close to their sacred heart - well,…

Make the ordinary, extraordinary

Stephen King's novel, Misery, about the deranged Annie Wilks who tortures Paul Sheldon is a metaphor for alcohol and cocaine addiction. “Misery is a book about cocaine. Annie Wilkes is cocaine. She was my number-one fan” - Stephen KingI'm exploring non-fiction writing now. The process is painful. Similar to when…

Fuck happiness. Get content

“I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.” - Henry FieldingSince we all live in a material society these days, it’s not surprising that we feel we can buy happiness. Last week I received some money…