Spark

Spark

Dark.  Eyes squinting to see shadows, trying to make sense of whatever is out there. Howls piercing the dark; terrifying warnings for those who venture far. Hair raises on the back of the neck. Fear becomes breath. Conflict.  Two stalwart, stubborn forces crashing together. The rubbing of different materials. Different dreams. Different interpretations. Different expectations. Friction is created…. Keep Reading

The Stories That Have Recently Shaped Me…

Life is better when we listen. I get a lot of ideation, inspiration, and agitation from Twitter – and so I thought it might be fun to share what’s made my radar over the past fews weeks. Who knows, maybe this will be a regular thing here. Or maybe not. Anyway – this is the… Keep Reading

On When You’re Close To Giving Up…

10,000 hours. That’s what Malcolm Gladwell said is the secret to becoming an expert at your craft. I feel like I read that 30,000 hours ago. And here I sit, tonight, engaged in an active staring contest with my laptop screen. And with every passing minute and hour, the antagonistic voice of doubt is given… Keep Reading

Two Words for the Side-Hustlers and Weekend-Dreamers…

I have two words for the not good enoughs. Two words for the ones who just can’t seem to catch a break. Two words for those lost in obscurity while dreaming of making it. Two words for the ones who dream and create long into the night and have little to show for the sweat and tears…. Keep Reading

When Fear Comes Knocking…

It’s dependable, like an intrusive and unwelcome neighbor. Every month, it seems, the neighbor comes knocking. I crack the door an inch and he barges through – insistently telling stories which I’ve no time for. He strong-arms his way into pouring a cup of Folgers and spilling his frame into a chair at the kitchen… Keep Reading

Hey Dreamers, Let’s Make These Three Backwards Resolutions in 2014

I’m not really a resolution person. For evidence, notice that I’m writing about resolutions after the standard “I should blog about resolutions” window has passed. That’s probably a fail. (Note: be better at writing in the moment, Jake.) I digress and make a confession: I’ve come dangerously close recently to giving up on my dream…. Keep Reading