Finding the play in work

When I was a kid, my playtime was all about imagination. I was creating a fort in the bushes with my brother or taking Barbie on amazing adventures with my neighbor. Time not out running around was spent with my friends Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Encyclopedia Brown, Ramona and Misty…

Giving it away for free can pay off

From Shepard Fairey to Seth Godin, there are lots of examples of people who have given their works away for free in order to spread an idea. But here’s proof that it works if you just want to make more money. (Paying attention, music industry?) The boys of Monty Python,…

Reading along with Seth’s program

I know some of you are interested in following along with this program I’m in with Seth Godin and eight other amazing people. One thing we’re doing a lot of is reading. A lot. And writing. A lot. And talking/arguing/discussing. A lot. I haven’t had this much mental exercise in…

Taking a look at the mess inside my head

Ugh. Should have known this was coming. It makes perfect sense really. You can’t set out on a path to change your life if you don’t know why you want to change and what you want to change to. (Self-censored comment here about emotional voting for “hope and change”.) But…

Secretary of the Arts? Oh stop them now, please!!

Seems there’s an online petition out there to try to get Obama to create a new cabinet position – Secretary of Arts. When I checked it out, there were more than 140K signatures on there, and given all the publicity the “issue” has gotten recently, I’d expect we’ll see a…