More Morris Lessmore, Please

August 17, 2011 | Leave a comment

Morris lessmoreEarlier this summer, buzz echoed around the internets about an iPad app called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. If you haven’t seen it you should. And don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a kids book…adults should find it amusing and inspiring as well.

Shortly after purchasing the app, I discovered there was also a short film, based on the same story as the book.… Read more

On Baseball and Presence

August 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

I still long to be someplace else, it’s just that the locations have changed.

I grew up an hour away from Mile High Stadium. It was the legendary home of the Denver Broncos, so named to remind opponents that oxygen would be scarce and gasps would be plentiful. My own visits to Mile High were just as scarce, and it was not the Denver Broncos that I saw on my first visit to Mile High Stadium, but the Denver Bears.… Read more

Untitled: Thoughts on the Creative Process

August 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Blaine hoganBlaine Hogan makes me sick.

Don’t get me wrong. I love the guy. I’ve known him for five years, and I’ve enjoyed every moment I’ve spent with him. He’s one of the most creatively expressive people I know, and even his Keynote presentations in grad school made me ooh and aah.… Read more

Echo Workshop: Rhythms and Tools for Creative Work

August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Last week, I was a workshop presenter at the Echo Conference. I led a workshop called Rhythms and Tools for Creative Work. Here was the description:

Most of us have had a good idea come to us in the mundane moments of life, like drifting off to sleep. (Hopefully, we remembered it in the morning.) While these epiphanies are nice, most creative genius is cultivated out of good habits and workflows.

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