recent reading

February 29, 2008 | Leave a comment

Here are a few books I’ve read since the first of the year. I haven’t taken the time to devote an entire blog post to any of these, but I think they are worth mentioning:

It’s All Too Much, …

i'm finally cool

February 29, 2008 | Leave a comment

Let it be noted that today, I finally became cool enough to be a licensed Scrivener user. I’m taking on a large for hire writing project. It involves research and multiple sections, and it occurred to me this is exactly …

taskpaper at maczot

February 25, 2008 | Leave a comment

If you are a Mac user who is looking for a simple, GTD styled task manager, take a look at TaskPaper.

Today, you can get it for only $12 over at MacZot!

capture everything: the incubator

February 24, 2008 | 8 Comments

This is last post in a series on capturing everything. Previous entries:

In a time of growing self awareness a few years …

30 minutes? ha!

February 23, 2008 | 4 Comments

Apparently, Rachel Ray can make this black bean salsa in 10 minutes.

It took me 60. I doubled the recipe, but that doesn’t make me feel any less incompetent.

I even used her knife.

Update: Crap…I just realized

lazy saturday links – 02.23.08

February 23, 2008 | Leave a comment

Some of my favorite links on creativity and workflow from the interweb this week:

being vs. doing: i do so i can be

February 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

I need to write this entry for myself as much as anyone.

I’ve been consumed by my task list this week. Too many projects converged at once with barely enough time and energy to get them done. I’ve kept so …

creativity loves company

February 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

I read Ethan Watters’ Urban Tribes in 2005. While I thought the book was interesting, what stuck with me most was the realm in which the book was written. Ethan Watters is one of the co-founders of the San Francisco

everything must change

February 17, 2008 | 1 Comment

I agree with about 75% of what Brian McLaren has to say in Everything Must Change. I think that about 75% of me doesn’t want to. While the title is ambitious, it appropriately reflects the point that McLaren is …

the hodos project

February 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

I’ve started a new blog to share the more specific details of our church planting journey with friends and supporters. The blog is called The Hodos Project.

Hodos Project is a code name of sorts for this early stage …

lazy saturday links – 02.16.08

February 16, 2008 | Leave a comment

If it is a lazy Saturday morning, then it is time for some lazy Saturday links:

what about because?

February 15, 2008 | Leave a comment

Belong. Believe. Become.

I think it was first in The Divine Conspiracy that I read the words above. Since then, I have heard the concept developed in many books, presentations, and discussions.

The core idea is that this is a …

yojimbo makeover

February 13, 2008 | 3 Comments

As much as I love Yojimbo, the icon (to the right) has never quite revved my engines. Somehow, the karate kick just doesn’t inspire me to tuck away thoughts dredged the murky depths of my soul.

Thanks to my …

capture everything: out and about

February 11, 2008 | 1 Comment

This is part 4 of 5 in a series on capturing everything. Other entries:

As I’ve disclosed my processes to capture every worthwhile …

bird by bird: the emotional center

February 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

Posting may slow down a little bit this week here at Creativityist. I will be doing a little bit of traveling. I have a number of entries in process right now, including the next installment in the capture everything

lazy saturday links — 02.09.08

February 9, 2008 | Leave a comment

A lazy Saturday morning is a good time to share some notable links from my journeys through life and the interweb this past week:

creativity begets creativity

February 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

Two elemental fears sabotage my creative process time and again.

The first fear is that my creative expressions won’t be received well by others. It would take many blog entries (and hours of therapy) to unravel that fear. That’s not …

contexts: tinkering

February 6, 2008 | Leave a comment

This is part of a series on Contexts where I explore some of the unique contexts I’ve been working with in my GTD system.

David Allen’s Getting Things Done techniques have been very helpful for me. The one that has …

bird by bird: give and give and give and give

February 5, 2008 | Leave a comment

More words from Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird:

You are going to have to give and give and give and give, or there’s no reason for you to be writing. You have to give from the deepest part of

capture everything: ideas

February 4, 2008 | 1 Comment

This is part 3 of 5 in a series on capturing everything. Other entries:

Once you start to really get serious …