creative soundtrack

November 24, 2008 | 5 Comments

When I’m designing, I can listen to just about anything, whether it be a podcast or whatever music I’m in the mood for. If I’m doing just about anything else, the playlist is shorter. If I’m reading, writing, or just …

crazy love

November 21, 2008 | 6 Comments

This fall, I’ve been reading through Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love (Kindle version) with my friend Dave. The book has a lot of good, and challenging, things to say, but I haven’t enjoyed it as much as …


November 21, 2008 | Leave a comment

They never knew what they were caring for…they only knew what they were against.

This quote is offered as a critique of postmoderns. It is a sentiment that is common in church circles, where some would argue that the emerging …

of play, possibility, and productivity

November 20, 2008 | Leave a comment

In the drive to be productive, it is easy to eliminate play from our routines. Certainly play is the opposite of productivity, right? Neil Fiore suggests the opposite in The Now Habit:

From studying the performance styles of achievers,

the “official” job description

November 19, 2008 | 1 Comment

Last week, I posted a simple job description for myself based on a description of Paul’s work. I’ve finished the job description I’m going to turn in to the IRS. I could have thrown something together, or even just copied …

give good food to your mac

November 19, 2008 | 1 Comment

Mac users might be interested in a software promotion running through the end of the month called Give Good Food to Your Mac. A number of indie software developers have collaborated to bring you discounted software in this promotion.…

you should read newbigin

November 17, 2008 | Leave a comment

The picture to the right is Lesslie Newbigin. It’s not exactly the kind of picture that will score an author a big book deal these days. Glance at the back cover of the best sellers rack, and you’ll see lots …

the artist's way collective: week 12 and wrap-up

November 17, 2008 | Leave a comment

Welcome to the final week of The Artist’s Way Collective! I know several are working from a few chapters behind, but this post will wait patiently for you to arrive.

This week, we focus on Recovering a Sense of

producer or procrastinator?

November 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

Throughout The Now Habit, Neil Fiore draws a contrast between producers and procrastinators. His idea of the producer matches up with what I think of as a creative person — one who practices creativity.

A creative person …

the thing about austin

November 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

As we’ve been getting settled in Austin, I’m trying to learn about the city through its history. While I’ve yet to find a thorough book with the history of the city, I’ve been able to pick up bits and pieces …

worth your time

November 12, 2008 | 3 Comments

Some links that are worth a few moments of your valuable time:

  • My friend Zach put his iSight to good use and recorded an iChat interview with Rob Bell. There’s a lot of good banter about creativity and teaching.

the artist's way collective: week 11 hub

November 10, 2008 | Leave a comment

We are in the second to last week of The Artist’s Way Collective! This news might cause some of you to panic because it reminds you how far behind you are — and if that is you…keep going. It’s …

my job description

November 7, 2008 | 4 Comments

We’re in the process of getting our 501c3 status with the IRS, and one of my tasks at hand it write my job description. With that in mind, I read the quote below from Richard Hays’ The Moral Vision of

the distraction free mac

November 7, 2008 | 4 Comments

Mac users rave about the clean and streamlined user interface that a Mac offers compared to Windows; I am of the same mind. But, if you want a simple interface, why not go all the way? When I really need …

the now habit

November 5, 2008 | 3 Comments

While driving 2300 miles from Seattle to Austin this past summer, I thought it might be a good opportunity to listen to the audiobook version of The Now Habit, by Neil Fiore.

It wasn’t.

Not that it isn’t a …

some political perspective

November 4, 2008 | 1 Comment

I read this today, and it seemed rather timely…

There is no room for a political fanaticism that supposes that my political achievements will establish God’s kingdom, or declares a holy war against opponents, or tramples on individual human beings …

the artist's way collective: week 10 hub

November 3, 2008 | Leave a comment

Only three more weeks in The Artist’s Way Collective! Today we being week 9 focusing on Recovering a Sense of Self-Protection. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. (If you aren’t participating, feel free to share your …