How To Be Authentically Creative (Essay)

This is a collection of recent posts, lightly edited and merged into essay format, on the topic of Authentic Creativity. It was largely inspired by my LifeDesign+ interview on YouTube with Justin Castelli. Justin’s unique ability is to help people organize and simplify their thinking down to the point of action. It’s on full display … Continue reading How To Be Authentically Creative (Essay)

Sunday Music: Making Angel(s)

Jimi Hendrix’s “Angel” has had multiple lives.  This “making of” video snuck up on me. The demos are so cool to hear. Iteration is a magical part of the artistic process.  As 2023 comes to a close, I’m embracing the processes. Digging in. Unearthing, as part of the work, in stages. Happy to copy some … Continue reading Sunday Music: Making Angel(s)

Mary Oliver’s “Lead” And New Beginnings

Mary Oliver’s poem “Lead” wants you to know something.  About yourself. I can’t tell you what it is.  But it has to do with the broken bits.  It has to do with what you do after you break.  After. Next. On the first day. Even when it's not the first-first one. Because... I don't know, … Continue reading Mary Oliver’s “Lead” And New Beginnings

Podcast Of The Week: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) On Music, Life, And His Career

Yassin Bey, aka Mos Def, has a short Audible audiobook titled, “A Dynamic Career in Communications.” The music and stories are fantastic. Especially if you’re a fan. But he’s got some quotes.  This one on in particular, hit me hard. He was talking about church as a sacred and safe space in his childhood. He … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) On Music, Life, And His Career